Not a great Arsenal performance by any means but considerably better than an absolutely terrible half of refereeing from Mark Halsey. Firstly he gave a penalty for yet another piece of Luis Suarez cheating, the man really is one of the least sportsmanlike and biggest cheats I have ever seen on a football field, add that to his racism and you have one of the most vile footballers of all time.
He got numerous small decisions wrong and I won't bore you with these, but the fact that he missed two reckless Liverpool tackles that took place right in front of him without even awarding a free kick says it all. The first from Spearing, another piece of proper vile scouser, was a nasty straight legged lunge on Rosicky's shin, it could have been red, at least a yellow, Halsey did nothing. The second studs up lunge from Kuyt on Arteta was not as bad but was a pretty certain yellow and Halsey did nothing.
I really struggle with this Liverpool side, they are full of some rather nasty individuals and Steven Gerrard isn't even playing. Carragher does nothing but foul, RVP scored with a header just after Carragher had tried to push him down in the box, an obstruction later in the half on RVP in the box was a clear deliberate foul. Suarez' cheating, fouling and whinging is beneath contempt. Spearing is a nasty violent thug. The rest of them are constantly moaning and intimidating the officials, appealing for free kicks and thrown ins that they know very well are not due. What a sorry state football is in these days, so much cheating and so little sportsmanship on show.