Liverpool are now 11 games into the league season and are yet to lose.
In the end, it was the visitors who opened the scoring when Milner was on hand to pounce on Bernd Leno's poor clearance to calmly stroke the ball home. It means you bring two players.
The Arsenal attack will be led by Alexandre Lacazette with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Iwobi occupying the wide roles. He was bold and was rewarded.
Murphy added: "I've really liked seeing the Gomez and van Dijk partnership come together this season".
Emery felt his side's performance against Liverpool highlighted the progress they have made in recent months.
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It is still early days of the new era under Emery, with Arsenal just 16 games in, but there is an air of positivity around the Emirates again, and that is success in itself.
"At the moment it doesn't look like we will be too busy but it all depends on injuries and things like that".
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I've still got to get back to the factory and rally the troops to figure out how we can come back and win these next races. Verstappen is the defending race champion and dominated the three rounds of practice.
"They proved a lot of people wrong because they came out and had a real go at Liverpool and I thought they deserved something out of it".
However, he has turned his side's fortunes around and they are now unbeaten in their last 14 games in all competitions.
"They had a few chances for sure and they are in a good moment, but we were not at our best".
But Emery spoke in the build-up to this contest about wanting to write a new history for Arsenal and in this fixture there were signs his players are embracing the new era, which will have been a pleasant birthday treat for their boss.
Liverpool, though, had the game in their palm after Milner's 61st-minute strike. This was a club and fanbase that had become stale, in need of renewal and fresh hope.
Indeed, and that's five points from visits to Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal now - a significant improvement on last season's results, and achieved when still some way short of their best.
In addition to Firmino, Virgil Van Dijk also hit the woodwork, but the Reds looked leaky at the back at times with Arsenal putting them under heavy pressure throughout the contest. Emery's arrival after 22 years of Wenger represents a seismic change and there will be defeats ahead - but Arsenal can analyse what was meant to be a forensic investigation of their tactical transformation and give themselves a pass mark.