Wenger also hailed Cech and conceded it has been an average start to their Premier League campaign.
“There are games I will play three midfield players but not a defensive-specific one, when we do want that he is is best we have”.
It’s always hard to come to places like this but we arrived with confidence after two wins.
Although Arsene Wenger’s team wasted no time in creating opportunities to score, it suffered the same fate as Liverpool in the first half.
Arsenal were vulnerable at the back in the absence of injured centre-backs Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny, with Gabriel Paulista and Calum Chambers far from convincing.
However, the goal was ruled out – incorrectly, as television replays would prove – and with Liverpool having already benefited from a beneficial offside call in their 1-0 win over Bournemouth last week, Wenger felt that luck had shone on them again.
Arsenal was indebted to goalkeeper Petr Cech – at fault for West Ham United’s goals in a 2-0 opening-weekend defeat – in the first half after he produced a string of stunning saves to keep an impressive Liverpool at bay. “We need to play better in our opponent’s final third”.
That early scare brought Arsenal to life and only the narrowest of offside decisions denied Aaron Ramsey an opening goal five minuets later.
He added: “We can take a leaf out of rugby’s book”.
“I can’t see why it was cancelled – it was clear”.
“I didn’t ask for an explanation (from referee Michael Oliver), what does it change?”
Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho went closest to breaking the deadlock when he hit the crossbar after only two minutes before Petr Cech pulled off a fingertip save to tip the Brazilian’s curling effort onto the post.
We already know that he’s not happy out there and both Ramsey and Arsenal are transformed when he’s in the middle. You see it on the screens, they go off for 20 seconds and they get the decision right in the end.
Making his first Premier League appearance of the season – and afterwards Brendan Rodgers told the press that Lucas was an integral part of the Liverpool machine.
“We definitely could have had all three points”, he said. I think we could take a leaf out of rugby.
The 30-year-old revealed the first two wins for Liverpool gave them much-needed boost for the Arsenal clash. Congratulations to the keeper. Are they the good reasons?