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Arsene Wenger was chastised when Arsenal conceded four at Anfield last August at the beginning of his final season accountable at Arsenal. On Saturday, Unai Emery's facet had conceded four by half-time.
Despite a 22-game unvanquished run between August and December, Arsenal Aare currently only one point better off after twenty games than they were last season when finishing sixth.
In contrast to their last meeting with Liverpool in a 1-1 draw in November when Emery's impact had Arsenal re-energised and freshly filled with optimism, the Gunners looked mentally and physically soft when met with Liverpool’s pace, power and belief.
Chelsea currently have a five-point cushion in the race for a top-four finish and defensive reinforcements are clearly needed in January if Arsenal are to compete for a Champions League return.