4pm: Arsenal vs Liverpool

  • Theo Walcott opens the scoring after Simon Mignolet saves penalty
  • Philippe Coutinho levels with stoppage time free-kick.
  • Adam Lallana and Coutinho put the Reds ahead in the second half
  • Recap: Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester United
Philippe Coutinho
Coutinho scored a fine free-kick to spark Liverpool's comeback. Reuters

Full time: Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool

Seven goals, a missed penalty, an early goal of the season contender and heaps of defensive problems; just another average day at the office in the Premier League. Liverpool kick-start their campaign with a win, thanks in part to a double from Philippe Coutinho. Arsenal were in disarray for long periods, but showed character coming back from 4-1 down to run the Reds close. Nevertheless, the scrutiny will swell on Arsene Wenger who will again be under pressure to dip into the transfer market.

Well that is all we have time for on this Premier League live text. Hopeful today's goal-laden matches are a sign of things to come. We're back tomorrow with live coverage of Chelsea vs West Ham United, but until next time goodbye.


Jordan Henderson tries to make it five but the next best thing sees the ball deflected behind. Arsenal stay alive, but the ball is deep inside their half.


Theo Walcott is fed the ball in the inside right channel, turns on the sixpence but treads on the ball and the chance is gone. Liverpool close.


Five added minutes at the Emirates.


Liverpool have the ball deep in the Arsenal half and look likely to keep their lead. The Gunners are chasing shadows somewhat.


Firmino rattles the side-netting as Liverpool seek a fifth, which would surely settle this helter-skelter of a game. Arsenal still have hope however.


Arsenal getting a little frustrated as they pursue a fourth goal. Liverpool have tried to shut up shop since Chambers' header. Around six minutes remaining.


Amid all the goals, Granit Xhaka is on for his Arsenal debut. It's not always like this, Granit.


Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool (Calum Chambers)

This made game has another goal as Arsenal get another back with 15 minutes left. Calum Chambers flicks on Santi Cazorla's free-kick and Mignolet can get nowhere near it. Adam Lallana off for Liverpool, who are threatening to give away a three-goal lead here.


Coutinho off with what looks like a hamstring injury, with Emre Can coming on. Chance for Arsenal with the Brazilian off? Still over 20 minutes left.


Goal: Arsenal 2-4 Liverpool (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain)

This game takes another twist as Arsenal show some fight. Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has just come on, cuts through two Liverpool defenders and via a Mignolet error finds the net from a tight angle. Game on again?


Goal: Arsenal 1-4 Liverpool (Sadio Mane)

The goal of the opening weekend from Liverpool's new signing. Mane scampers down the right, cuts inside and unleashes a fine strike to thunders into the top corner. Boos around the Emirates.


How are Liverpool not four up? Cech keeps out Coutinho as Firmino turned Chambers inside out, before Bellerins tackles denies Lallana a second. Arsenal all over the place and now they're lost the injured Alex Iwobi.


Goal: Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool (Philippe Coutinho)

Two goals in 10 second half minutes and Arsenal have been blown apart. A long passing move ends when Clyne drives a cross in and Coutinho opens his body and cannons the ball into the back of the net past Cech.


Goal: Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool (Adam Lallana)

Liverpool need just four second half minutes to take the lead for the first time this afternoon. Wijnaldum floats a fine cross in for Lallana who takes the ball down, keeps his cool and slots past Cech.


Back underway in north London.


Half time: Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool

Arsene Wenger will be sick of that as Arsenal dominate the first half but go in level against Liverpool. Theo Walcott missed from the spot but put it right a minute later with a calm finish. But the Reds equalised through Coutinho's fine set-piece, which flew beyond Cech. Entertaining first half.


Goal: Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool (Philippe Coutinho)

The Reds strike in the twilight of a half in which they have barely figured. Coutinho takes aim with a free-kick from 30 yards and he curls it delightfully beyond Petr Cech and into the top corner. Breathtaking goal and Jurgen Klopp's men have a foothold.


Into two minutes of stoppage time at The Emirates. The hosts completely on top.


Calum Chambers gives the ball away in his own half and Liverpool have a three-on-two. The move finds its way to Wijnaldum, who takes aim with a side-footed effort which is comfortably saved.


Such was Moreno's defending during that spell you'd have thought he had a first goalscorer bet on or something. Comical from the Spaniard who has picked up where he left off last season, with that disastrous showing in the Europa League final.


Goal: Arsenal 1-0 Liverpool (Theo Walcott)

Moreno has been all over the place during his Liverpool career, not least this opening 31 minutes, and he's at it again to help give Arsenal the lead. The Spaniard is out of position as Liverpool clear and Walcott is found all alone and he slides past Mignolet - making amends for his failure from the spot.


A summer off has done nothing for Alberto Moreno's concentration and he gives away a clear penalty when he hacks down Theo Walcott. The England man picks himself up but his effort ot kept out by Mignolet.