Mikel Arteta says Arsenal players showed determination to claim all three points in their league game against Liverpool on Saturday.
The two teams played each other in a top-of-the-table clash at Anfield with the encounter ending in a 1-1 stalemate.
The Gunners opened the scoring in the fourth minute of the game through Gabriel Magalhaes before Mohamed Salah drew the home side level in the 29th minute.
Saturday’s performance was a much-improved one from the London side compared to their visit last season to Anfield Arteta explained.
“There were a few players missing last year. Big ones for us, who are really important. Especially, when you have to play this type of game that they propose and you cannot get away from that type of game because they are really good at doing that,” the Spanish manager said.
“But then in the last 20 minutes, I think that the team was very willing to win it and they were really dominant and really wanted to go and get the three points.”
The result leaves Arsenal still at the top of the table after 18 games, just a point above the Reds.