What better way to avoid a dose of the Sunday night blues than that?
It was an absolutely fantastic team performance, and a totally merited three points away to one of our biggest rivals. Itâ€™s the first time weâ€™ve beaten them in the league since the day Sylvanian Witless won us the league there four years and four months ago, and it was as sweet a victory as any that have come before.
Sweet because we were so good â€“ solid at the back, utterly dominant in midfield and dogged up front. The man Adebayor can be frustrating as hell â€“ such as when he ran half the length of the field only to pass the ball into the arms of their keeper â€“ but he never gave up, his strength causes problems and heâ€™s deceptively quick. Heâ€™s had his critics, but he answered them all yesterday if you ask me. If anything, he offers us options that other players cannot. So Ade Cool â€“ well played.
As I mentioned before, people judge things too quickly these days (a general point, not just a football point), so to write us off only three games into the season was just lunacy.
Thereâ€™s no doubt that, once a few things have been ironed out (like how to break down ten-man defences), this team has the potential to be something special. We might not win the league this year â€“ we might not win anything at all â€“ but on the evidence of yesterday Wengerâ€™s latest Arsenal will at the very least be good value to watch.