What a game. An early mistake clinically punished delivered the shock, a controversial penalty quickly added disbelief and having run around like headless chickens for the best part of 20 minutes, the Gunners finally began to settle into their normal passing game.
My Addict colleague Dave rightly points out that although Liege are no mugs - having been unbeaten on home soil throughout 2009 until last night - they aren't exactly the best in Europe, so I think we were all expecting a better performance from Arsene Wenger's men.
However, coming back from a 2-0 deficit to win away from home in Europe is still a great achievement and the dodgy penalty awarded to our hosts was negated by an even dodgier Alex Song handball leading up to Thomas Vermaelen's equaliser.
The fact that it was Eduardo who scored our winner was, as Le Gaffer pointed out, inevitable given what he's had to go through in the past few weeks. It was also much deserved as Liege hardly bothered rooky keeper Vito Mannone in the last 85 minutes, but if you were one of their fans you must surely still be scratching your head about how you lost the game.
As for Man of the Match, well there weren't too many contenders last night, were there?! Tomas Rosicky was the stand-out player, working his socks off in his first start for Arsenal in 20 months. He made the odd mistake, but everyone in an Arsenal strip made wayward passes last night and it was good to see Rosicky being prepared to get stuck in and tackle as well as providing a creative source.
Eduardo also worked hard, atoning for his early error that led to the opening goal and I was also impressed with Emmanuel Eboue, William Gallas and Thomas Vermaelen, although all three suffered concentration lapses throughout the game. And I feel I also have to mention Nicklas Bendtner. The big Dane is often criticised, but his workrate last night was second to none, he held the ball when he had to, was strong when he needed to be and when his chance came he took it superbly. Sure, he's no Thierry Henry, but Nic deserves some plaudits for his performance last night.
Anyhoo, whether you reckon it was the Dane or the Czech or the Crozilian or one of the other United Nations of Arsenal members who deserves the Man of the Match tag, click on the 'read more' link below to access our poll and cast your vote...