Arsenal without Ozil against Liverpool

Sergio Aguero scores Manchester City's third

The ball fell to Firmino, who had a simple tap in after the Bernd Leno was taken out of the game with the bouncing ball.

Two minutes later the Brazil worldwide put Liverpool in front - and there was no luck about this one as Firmino slalomed past three Arsenal defenders before slotting the ball past goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Aaron Ramesy had a glorious chance to pull one back on 55 minutes, but he chose to slide ball across to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; and the Gabon worldwide was lucky to be called offside as he put the ball over the bar from close range.

Salah gave up the chance to move clear in the race for the golden boot when Sead Kolasinac pushed Dejan Lovren 25 minutes from time and Firmino gratefully fired home the penalty much to his manager's delight.

Liverpool had Suarez, Daniel Sturridge in prime form and the tyro Raheem Sterling doing the damage back then while it is Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah now.

An away game against City comes up next for Liverpool, and this was certainly an impressive way to warm up for such an outing.

Unai Emery admitted Arsenal have "a lot of work to do" after they were thrashed 5-1 by Liverpool.

Riyad Mahrez fired wide after a fine field-length City move then Mc Carthy produced another fine reaction stop this time from Aguero
Riyad Mahrez fired wide after a fine field-length City move then Mc Carthy produced another fine reaction stop this time from Aguero

Substitutes: Henderson (6), Lallana (6), Clyne (N/A).

Roberto Firmino's hat-trick against Arsenal was a deserved reward for the Liverpool No.9's performance, according to Xherdan Shaqiri.

In the first half of the season, Banega has impressed with more duels and tackles than any of the current Arsenal midfielders and this tenacity to his game is something, which Emery appears to prefer as the club pushes for a top-four spot this term.

This according to reports might force Arsenal into having him sold so as to cash in to execute other transfer dealings having been linked with a number of midfielders, especially with the latest report that agent of Argentina worldwide Ever Banega is already in London to hold talks with the Gunners.

The Argentina worldwide was strongly fancied for a reunion with Emery during the summer transfer window but a move could not materialise with Banega opting to stay put with the Andalusian club with a means to a contract extension.

Despite his age, Ainsley Maitland-Niles was Arsenal's best player, not only with his goal, but his general play on the right wing, with the versatile midfielder showing some nice touches throughout. Sokratis likes players tight to him so he can rough them up.

Arsenal, meanwhile, will be desperate to bounce back from the defeat when they host Fulham on New Year's Day.

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Introducing an inexperienced player at a time when a club is not on top is rare. "The problem is only this". Sarri said: " Pedro has an injured hamstring and I think that he will have to rest for about 10 days".

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