We can argue for days and days about this missed chance, that missed chance or whether we got what we deserved from this game of that. It doesn't matter.
If, at the start of this campaign, we were told we'd concede fewer goals and win more games this year than last, who wouldn't have been delighted?
Arsenal were dumped out of the Europa League and deservedly so. To think it was at the hands of Unai Emery, the man who wasn't good enough to avoid the sack, adds a layer of irony that twists the knife in our guts.
In no uncertain terms, the club's season very much rests on the Europa League and anything but success would spell trouble both in the short and possibly long term too.
In the end, it turned out to be one of Arsenal's best performances of the season. No ifs, no buts, they were excellent from start to finish and were full value for the win.
Arteta and his staff can consider this first leg something of a let-off but it's a courtesy they won't be afforded again. Play like this next week and it's season over.
In the end, things just didn't work out for Unai and his team in London - perhaps we were a little harsher on him than he deserved
VAR calls happen with such frequency now that scoring a goal is essentially a 50/50 for this team. Once the ball crosses the line, it's anyone's guess as to whether it will be allowed.
As fans, we have a certain amount of responsibility as custodians of the club, to ensure it reflects and respects its history, its foundations and its community.
It is Jack and the Beanstalk brought to life; the priceless Arsenal cow long nurtured traded for the magic beans of the European Super League. At least Jack ended up with a beanstalk and an adventure...