Arsenal 0-0 Liverpool: Petr Cech hit form in a game of two halves [Match report]
Arsenal's make shift defense endured a turbulent night as Liverpool were kept out at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsene Wenger had announced a baffling team sheet barely an hour before kickoff to the dismay of the home fans; no Laurent Koscielny, no Per Mertesacker! Instead the Arsenal defense paraded Callum Chambers alongside Gabriel Paulista.
Liverpool were quick off the block and a sensational Chris Benteke layoff saw Philipe Coutinho smash the woodwork early on, another close range Benteke effort drew out an impressive save from Arsenal's goalkeeper Petr Cech, minutes later.
See Petr Cech brilliant finger tip save to stop Coutinho here.
Arsenal would feel hard done after a smart Aaron Ramsey finish was ruled offside, television replay clearly showed otherwise as Santiago Carzola's pass picked the Welshman brilliantly on the edge with Gomez keeping him onside.
This is the first goalless stalemate between this two in centuries but no premonition was given ahead of the fair result, both teams had chances but goals didn't show up.
It was majorly Liverpool and Petr Cech in the first half but Arsenal seized initiatives in the second period, Alexis Sanchez took law into his own hands before the hour mark but his crisp strike struck the upright, Petr Cech diverted another Benteke effort off the upright before Mignolet denied Ramsey.
Wenger yanked off the ineffective Olivier Giroud, whose display on the night would make the gunners rue the Benzema heartbreak earlier in the day and on came the fleet footed Theo Walcott, his runs upfront nearly paid off but Mignolet again was up to it.
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was introduced for the midfield savior Francis Coqueline and his impact nearly broke the deadlock from a tight angle late on.
Written by @Komptrolla