Switzerland senior national team skipper Granit Xhaka was on from start to finish asArsenal suffered defeat to Liverpool in their rescheduled Premier Leagueencounter at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. The Switzerland international started the game as part of a two-man central midfield alongside Thomas Partey, but he could not stop Liverpool from beating his team via a 2-0 scoreline with goals from Diogo Jota and substitute Roberto Firmino in the second half. Switzerland player Xhaka is an important member of the Arsenal squad under current manager Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal came into the Liverpool game on the back of an impressive run of five successive wins in the Premier League. As a matter of fact, the Gunners were unbeaten in six league games before they took on Liverpool at home.

Arsenal were the better team in the first half and the failure to establish a lead came back to haunt them in the second half after their Merseyside opponents scored twice after the half-time interval.Portuguese attacker Diogo Jota gave Liverpool the lead when he shot past AaronRamsdale in the Arsenal goal at his best post. Brazilian substitute Roberto Firminothen sealed the win with the second Liverpool goal off the assist from Andy Robertson.
North London giants Arsenal are in the race to finish fourth on the Premier League log alongside West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. The Gunners are presently the team in fourth spot and they missed out on the chance to go four points clear of Manchester United in fifth place following the defeat to Liverpool.
While Arsenal are in the race to finish fourth, Liverpool are in the title race and their impressive away win over the Gunners put them within one point of league leaders Manchester City with nine games left to play.