Premier League: Arsenal and Liverpool Share Spoils | Iwobi Assists

Super Eagles youngster, Alex Iwobi was on for 78minutes when Arsenal and Liverpool played to a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Friday evening.

The two teams were going at each other with real pace in the opening exchanges of the match although chances were hard to come by.

Jurgen Klopp was forced into an early substitution as Jordan Henderson pulled his hamstring in the 10 minute and had to be replaced by James Milner.

The Reds opened the scoring in the 26th minute after Mohamed Salah's cross was headed home by Philippe Coutinho, 0-1.

Roberto Firmino almost doubled the visitors' lead in the 37th minute with a thunderous strike just outside the box but his effort sailed slightly over the crossbbar.

Salah could have extended Liverpool's two minutes before halftime, but Petr Cech made a brilliant save to deny the Egyptian forward while Sadio Mane failed to score from the rebound.

Wenger made his first alteration in the beginning of the first half, as he introduced Shkodran Mustafi for Nacho Monreal.

Salah doubled the Reds' lead seven minutes after the break with a side-footed shot into the bottom right corner following a counter-attack.

Alexis Sanchez reduced the deficit a minute later with a close range header following a cross from Hector Bellerin, 1-2.

Granit Xhaka sensationally made it 2-2 four minutes before the hour-mark with a thunderous strike from 25-yards courtesy of an assist from Alexander Iwobi.

Mesut Ozil sent the hosts ahead in the 58th minute with a close range strike after Alexandre Lacazette played the German through on goal with a splitting pass inside the box, 3-2.

Firmino restored parity for Klopp's charges in the 71st minute with a stinging shot from just inside the box to make it 3-3.

The Gunners enjoyed a good spell of possession in the last third with 10 minutes left to play, while the visitors were content on waiting to pounce on the possession turn over.

The Reds were defending for their lives in the last five minutes as the Gunners' attacks intensified but they survived the late surge to share the spoils.

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