Arsenal continued their blistering start to the season with a crucial 3-2 victory against Liverpool to return to the top of the Premier League table at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

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Gabriel Martinelli struck in the first minute and Bukayo Saka followed with a brace to sink Liverpool to their second Premier League defeat of the season and into 10th place in the table.

"In the past two or three years, Liverpool have been a team we have struggled against.

To win in front of our fans is special and it shows how much we are progressing," Saka told Sky Sports.

Arsenal started at a frantic pace and opened the scoring within the first minute.

Expansive play down the right wing ended with Saka turning the ball inside to Martin Odegaard

who carved Liverpool's back-line open with an incisive pass which was latched onto and finished by Martinelli.

And despite Liverpool's rise, Arsenal enjoyed another spell of pressure late on in the half and were again rewarded.

Liverpool were exposed down their right side again, allowing Martinelli to flash a pin-point low cross to Saka, who sweeped home past Alisson.