Gabriel will have more defending to do against Liverpool

The Gunners took an early lead through defender Gabriel as they came flying out of the blocks. However, Liverpool have also been well in the game and it’s led to quite the encounter for the first 45 minutes.

Both teams are right at it both defensively and in attacking terms and it would be a huge surprise if there are no more goals in the second half.

For Arsenal, it’s now going to be about keeping things tight at the back and after his goal scoring heroics, £27m signing Gabriel has done the business at the back as well.

Indeed, there was one big moment in just the 11th minute where Gabriel showed his class at the back and it was picked up on by Jamie Carragher.

The Arsenal defender was camped in his box as the Reds bombarded it with crosses, but Gabriel held firm, impressing Carragher with some big defensive headers.

“It’s brilliant from Gabriel there I think it was. Two big headers,” Carragher said.

Carragher went on to mention Gabriel and his partner, William Saliba, on more occasions in the first half as well. The Arsenal duo were made to defend more than once and did so, in the main, in fine fashion.