The Reds beat the Gunners 4-3 and Germany international of Turkish origin Emre Can did feature – although he did not start.
Can revealed that he views Arsenal as a direct competitor this season and underlined that he was very pleased with beating the North London based outfit.
“It was important to make a good start and beat a direct competitor,” Can was quoted as saying by ESPN.
The 22-year-old came on as a substitute against the Gunners and revealed that he was not 100 percent fit going into the clash.
“I am not 100 percent. I need to achieve that, but I’m giving it my all in training,” he said.
The Germany international of Turkish origin returned late to pre-season training due to his Euro 2016 duties. However, Germany team-mate Mesut Ozil was not even included in the Gunners match-day squad.
Can has been working on his match fitness and could get his first start of the season next weekend against Burnley at Turd Moor.