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Red card and own goal buried Arsenal

premier league arsenal v liverpool Liverpool achieved a first victory over Arsenal in Premier League clash as guest of 11 years.

The success was also the first to do "red" to "Emirates Stadium." Boys Kenny Dalglish forged his victory only in the last 20 minutes of play after their rivals stuck with one less because of red card.

Chances were few and far between for both sides in a game that turned into something of a midfield battle, Andy Carroll had Liverpool’s best chance in the first half and Robin van Persie had a great opportunity in the second half but it was Ramsey’s unfortunate own goal and Suarez's last minute tap-in that clinched victory for Kenny Dalglish’s men.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish reacted by introducing Luis Suarez and Raul Meireles in what proved to be the decisive move, as the pair were involved in both goals.

Wenger cut a frustrated figure as luck deserted an Arsenal side depleted by injuries and suspension, and one still recovering from the departure of captain Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona.

Wenger said: "We are living in circumstances where every defeat is absolutely a disgrace and an earthquake.

"We are very disappointed to have lost but we are at the start of the season."

Arsenal also saw youngster Emmanuel Frimpong sent off and are likely to be without defender Laurent Koscielny for Wednesday's Champions League qualifier second leg against Udinese in Italy after he suffered a back spasm.

He added: "I don't feel under any more pressure than usual. I feel the result was very harsh on us and the decider was the sending off. Emmanuel Frimpong was a victim of his lack of experience. He deserved a second yellow and shouldn't have gone into that tackle."

Wenger said he did not know about claims that Nasri's proposed move to Manchester City had broken down - adding that he had not yet decided to whether to play, and potentially cup-tie, the France star against Udinese.

He said: "I have always said I will try to keep Samir Nasri. I have never changed my mind. I played him, much to the surprise of everybody, because he loves this club and at the moment I am happy he is here."

Wenger has faced demands from Arsenal's supporters to spend heavily and reinforce his squad, but he said: "The target is to have a good team and good players.

"You can spend money and have a bad team. We want the supporters to be happy and when we don't win games we understand they are not."

Arsenal now face the Champions League qualifier and a visit to Manchester United in the next 10 days, with Wenger also trying to strengthen his squad before the close of the transfer window.

He said: "This period will have a big impact, especially Wednesday night's game, which is massive."

Reds boss Dalglish, meanwhile, said he was "delighted" with the win.

"It is a very difficult place to come," he said. "We knew anyone that they did play would stand up for them and play well.

"I thought it was a fantastic game of football. We probably just about deserved it.

"We know what the boys are capable of and it is just about getting them trained to play that way. If that is an indication of how quickly they have settled we have a lot to look forward to."