Arsenal thrashed Huddersfield Town 5-0 on Wednesday as a second-half onslaught helped to maintain their 100 percent home record in the Premier League this season.
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil were on target as Arsenal scored three times in four minutes after the break to gallop away from a Huddersfield side who had recovered well having fallen behind to Alexandre Lacazette's early opener.
Olivier Giroud came off the bench to score twice as Arsenal remained in fourth place, 12 points behind leaders Manchester City and two ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool.
The margin of victory flattered Arsenal, although the quality of their finishing was sublime.
"The last 20 minutes became comfortable but I would say Huddersfield did fight very well," manager Arsene Wenger said.
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Stoke vs Liverpool team news
Stoke vs Liverpool - last five meetings
- Stoke 1-2 Liverpool, April 2017 (Premier League)
- Liverpool 4-1 Stoke, December 2017 (Premier League)
- Liverpool 4-1 Stoke, April 2016 (Premier League)
- Liverpool 0-1 Stoke, January 2016 (League Cup)
- Stoke 0-1 Liverpool, January 2016 (League Cup)
Klopp: We need to be prepared for City slip-up
Liverpool are 14 points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City going into tonight's round of fixtures but Jurgen Klopp, speaking earlier this week, refused to rule out the possibility of his side catching the top flight's early pace-setters.
“I saw the game against Huddersfield, It was deserved that City won," he said. “As long as City keep winning then no-one else has a chance [but] if anyone struggles, we need to be there.”
Hughes: Shaqiri won't be sold in January
Xherdan Shaqiri has scored twice in his last three appearances for Stoke and earlier this week Mark Hughes was asked if he expects to hold on to the Swiss star beyond the winter transfer window.
"He's contracted here, he's doing very well," Hughes said. "If anyone shows an interest in him or any other players, they will be quickly rebuked.
"If there are any enquiries, certainly for Shaq, in January, they won't be given much encouragement."
Here's a reminder of the six matches taking place in the Premier League this evening:
- Arsenal-Huddersfield (7.45pm)
- Bournemouth-Burnley (7.45pm)
- Chelsea-Swansea (7.45pm)
- Everton-West Ham (8pm)
- Manchester City-Southampton (8pm)
- Stoke-Liverpool (8pm)
GOAL ALERT! Arsenal 1-0 Huddersfield (Lacazette, 4)
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