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Gabriel Martinelli sets new Arsenal record as Bukayo Saka joins Anelka in Gunners history books vs Liverpool

Two up-and-coming members of Arteta’s ranks made the difference on Sunday

A pair of Arsenal attackers have taken their respective places in the headlines on the back of the club’s meeting with Liverpool.

Mikel Arteta’s troops, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

In a fixture widely labelled as an early-season litmus test, the Gunners welcomed Jurgen Klopp’s struggling Liverpool to the Emirates, in the knowledge that all three points would guide them back to the Premier League summit.

And, when all was said and done, make it eight wins from the club’s nine outings to date is precisely what Arsenal went on to do.

This came as a five-goal thriller in north London culminated in the evening’s hosts emerging on the right side of a 3-2 scoreline.

Bukayo Saka proved the difference-maker, notching a 2nd-half, brace, including the game’s winner, after goals on the part of Darwin Nunez and Roberto Firmino had cancelled out Gabriel Martinelli’s early opener.

First, it has been revealed that Brazilian international Martinelli, who enjoyed another scintillating 90 minutes against Liverpool, has etched his name into the history books of the Gunners.

This comes with the 21-year-old having established himself as the youngest Arsenal player to ever score and assist in a single Premier League fixture against Liverpool:

Attacking partner in crime Saka, meanwhile, has become the 2nd youngest player to ever notch 20 Premier League goals for the club, trailing only iconic hitman Nicolas Anelka:

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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