'We got a point, we deserved a point and we could have had more.
Unai Emery called upon the Wales global in all 10 of their Premier League games ahead of Saturday's visit of Liverpool FC, making six starts and four substitute appearances. Arsenal's subs have been involved in more Premier League goals this season than any other side (six goals, four assists).
"They can win the Premier League this season". But - as they have done a few times already this year. When we had the ball it was good, we were a threat, we were in behind.
Emery hopes his players can show they have improved their big-game approach since those losses to Chelsea and City back in August.
"It was intense, very intense". In Burnley I saw a very good performance in the defensive phase. We didn't have that in the first half, but when we played we were immediately unsafe. Moments later, Firmino headed wide from a corner.
The last five league meetings between Arsenal and Liverpool have produced 27 goals, and Emery admits he would like to see another high-scoring encounter - provided the Gunners win.
In a crowd-pleasing heavyweight battle filled with chances at both ends, Liverpool had taken the lead through James Milner in the 61st minute after goalkeeper Bernd Leno failed to control a cross from Sadio Mane, diverting it straight into the path of the Liverpool midfielder.
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Right now, our guys work extremely hard. "We have been saying since the beginning that we need to be patient", Walton said. We've played some good teams and we've had a chance to win a lot of those games, unfortunately we haven't.
Leno didn't get so lucky with his next mistake as he palmed Mane's risky cross back into the heart of the box and Milner drilled into the unguarded net.
Liverpool continued to create chances as van Dijk went close once again with a header - which was tipped over by Leno.
If they don't lose by more than three goals next week, I'll be shocked.
Emery's decision to sacrifice Aubameyang rather than Lacazette with his substitutions was vindicated when the French global kept his composure to brilliantly curl into the far corner after being forced wide by Alisson.
With the help of personnel and tactical changes instigated by the always animated Emery on the touchline, Arsenal found a way back.
Yet, even that upturn may not be enough to keep pace with a City side showing no let-up after romping to the title with 100 points.
However, Merson hasn't been impressed with Arsenal, despite their excellent results, as the Sky Sports pundit claims his former side could easily have lost several games in recent weeks and believes they remain "all over the place" in defence.