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The Pole made a series of outstanding saves to prevent a rout in the first half, and after the match admitted the Gunners were fortunate to leave Anfield with all three points

Wojciech Szczesny admitted Arsenal were lucky to survive an early barrage before completing a stunning comeback victory over Liverpool at Anfield.

The Gunners were indebted to their keeper for denying Dirk Kuyt from the penalty spot in the first half, as well as making a string of saves to prevent the Reds extending a lead given to them by Laurent Koscielny’s own goal.

Two stunning goals from Robin van Persie saw the visitors emerge with an unlikely victory, and after the match Szczesny admitted they had ridden their luck at times.

"It’s one of the most enjoyable [results of the season], because we won the game at a very tough venue, and also because, to be honest, we were getting killed in the first half," he told Sky Sports.

"But we managed to get the equaliser and then the late winner, so it’s very enjoyable."

Szczesny also revealed he felt duty-bound to save Kuyt’s penalty in the first half, having failed to stop any of the last three spot-kicks he has faced.

"I got a little bit of stick from the boss for not saving the previous three penalties," he added.

"I went the right way every single time but didn’t get near any of them, so there was pressure on me today.

“I managed to save the first one, and I didn’t think I could save the rebound, but I think he scuffed it a bit, and it wasn’t a very difficult save in the end. It was a good moment for me.

“All the saves are enjoyable when you’re helping the team, especially when you leave the pitch having won the game and feeling you’ve actually helped your team.

“Sometimes you make a lot of saves but lose the game, and none of your saves matter. Today, I managed to help my team-mates.

“Robin gave me the champagne at the end of the game, so it’s a very good day.”

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