Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has reacted to his team’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday.
Mohamed Salah earned a point for the hosts, as his finish cancelled out Gabriel Magalhaes’ early header.
The result meant the Gunners will stay top of the table for Christmas.
When asked on their position in the league, Arteta said: “This allowed us to have a beautiful Christmas dinner with our families tomorrow and then back to work to prepare for the next game.”
On going head to head, he added: “Absolutely. We wanted to do that against a team that plays that way in this atmosphere. To do that today shows that we can go to any ground and play that way. I think there were ‘washing machine’ moments for both teams.
“We missed some big players when we came here last year, crucial elements that you need to have to be able to play this way against them. We had that today.”
Arsenal welcome West Ham to the Emirates next on Thursday.