Mikel Arteta praises Arsenal fans following Liverpool's historic victory. Jurgen Klopp will admit that his team's title chances are over.

Arsenal demonstrate their mettle to reclaim the Premier League lead with a statement victory over Liverpool at raucous Emirates Stadium; Liverpool lose for the third time this season as Jurgen Klopp admits the Reds are not in title contention.

Mikel Arteta thanked Arsenal fans for creating an atmosphere he had never seen before after his team defeated Liverpool 3-2.

The Gunners won their eighth game of the season and reclaimed top spot in the Premier League after Bukayo Saka's penalty spot winner ended Liverpool's challenge after they came back from a goal down twice at Emirates Stadium.

Arteta challenged his players to give the Arsenal fans something to cheer about, and Gabriel Martinelli's 58-second opener did just that, setting the tone for a memorable victory that fueled the already high expectations in north London.

"Thank you so much to the boys and our supporters for allowing us to share this afternoon," Arteta said. "It's why we're here, and I had a great time, especially the way we won.

"I've never seen anything like it. You can't imagine how much it helps the players, how much belief and confidence they have, how much support they have... It's one of the nicest things we've done since we've been here - to bring everyone together and make it feel like you can come here and get some experience. It's fantastic.

"Today, I saw a team I really identify with, the personality they show in difficult moments, how they stick to what they have to do but at the same time, the belief, courage, and free mind to just go for it and attack them and put them under pressure."

Despite scoring in the first minute, Arsenal saw Liverpool regain momentum and equalize on 34 minutes through Darwin Nunez.

The Gunners regained the lead on the stroke of half-time thanks to Saka's first goal, but it was not enough to avoid Arteta's wrath during the interval, when he delivered a 'lively' team talk that prepared his players for a better second half.

"It was a lively half-time team talk," Arteta added, "but I wanted to give them some encouragement and confidence that the game was there for the taking." "There were obviously a few things we needed to adjust to and improve on; more composure and courage to play."

"Everything improved in the second half. We won every duel and second ball because of the organization and timing of the press. That made me very happy."

Liverpool are not in the title race, according to Klopp.

Liverpool, on the other hand, suffered their third defeat of the season, confirming their worst points total at this stage of a Premier League campaign in ten years.

The Reds have 10 points after eight games, 14 behind leaders Arsenal, and their early-season struggles have forced manager Jurgen Klopp to admit their title hopes are over.

Klopp stated, "We're not in the title race." "We're having issues right now, but we have to keep going." We will go out there and fight in a situation like ours. We are not here to be content with the situation or to reflect on the previous year.

"We are extremely disappointed. We made critical errors in all three goals. The first objective is not what you require. A shaky start.

"We take control of the game against an aggressive, confident Arsenal team. We showed why we're here by scoring an equalizer, a fantastic goal. Then we have an open game and an advantage.

"What are we doing if we make a bad decision before halftime? Worst possible beginning, worst possible ending."

Klopp questioned the decision not to penalize Gabriel Magalhaes for handball in the first half after Thiago Alcantara's challenge on Gabriel Jesus resulted in Arsenal's winner.

"Arsenal came out firing [in the second half]. We equalized, and then it was a really open game with a slight advantage for us. The penalty is then imposed "He continued.

"It was interesting that he immediately assumed it was a penalty. [VAR] Mr England took a look, and if two referees agree, that's the truth we have to live with.

"If there was contact - and I'm not sure there was, but it could have been soft contact - the player goes back on both feet and then down, which is an indication that something was made up... But not for the officials.

"But they were certain it wasn't a handball in the first half when Diogo pulled [Gabriel's] arm." That is something we cannot change."

Liverpool's defeat was exacerbated by injuries to Luis Diaz, who was taken off in the first half, and Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was taken off during the interval, with Manchester City visiting Anfield next.

"We had to change Luis Diaz, something with the knee, not good," Klopp explained. "He'll be scanned."

"On top of that, Trent has a bad ankle sprain." Trent had never gone off in seven years if he could play on. Immediate pain and swelling...

"Our current situation is extremely difficult. On top of that, there are injuries. These decisions go against you; it's not uncommon, but it doesn't help. We lost the game despite having many good moments and having a chance to win. A draw would have been a more fitting outcome."