Arsenal vs. Liverpool: 7 Things We Learned from Premier League Matchup

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Arsenal vs. Liverpool: 7 Things We Learned from Premier League Matchup
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Liverpool defeated Arsenal 2-0 in one of the early Premier league games Saturday to earn their first victory ever at the Emirates and first away win against Arsenal since 2000.  

It was a makeshift Arsenal side because of transfers and suspensions, but Samir Nasri was in the starting lineup perhaps for his Arsenal swan song.

But Liverpool were without Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson, with Luis Suarez and Raul Meireles both starting on the bench.

The gloomy mood around Arsenal didn't get any better when Laurent Koscielny had to come off after just 14 minutes because of back spasms. 

In the 70th minute, Emmanuel Frimpong became the second Arsenal debutante to be sent off this season 

Aaron Ramsey was extremely unfortunate to see the ball bounce off his chest and over Wojciech Szczesny into the Arsenal net 12 minutes from time.  Suarez then scored his second goal of the season to secure Liverpool's three points in stoppage time. 

It wasn't the prettiest game of football, especially once the rain came in the second half, but the first matchup this season between two of the Big Four certainly provided plenty of talking points. 

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