Liverpool maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League season as they played out a thrilling goalless draw with Arsenal at The Emirates.
In a game littered with chances, brilliant goalkeeping and defensive mistakes, it was almost beyond belief that neither side could make the crucial breakthrough and carve out a victory that would have delivered an early psychological blow among the contenders at the top of the table.
Liverpool dominated the first half but ran into goalkeeper Petr Cech in magnificent form as Arsenal’s £10m summer signing from Chelsea saved miraculously from Christian Benteke and turned Philippe Coutinho’s shot on to a post.
Coutinho had also struck the woodwork early on – and while Arsenal’s opportunities were few, they were furious that Aaron Ramsey’s early strike was ruled out for offside.
Arsenal regrouped and dominated much of the second half, Alexis Sanchez hitting the post and Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet produced a fine reflex save from Olivier Giroud.
Liverpool will be delighted with a third successive clean sheet on the back of victories against Stoke City and Bournemouth while Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be equally pleased by the character shown by his side after a difficult first half.