Goals win games, of course, but on Saturday it was the defence who took all the plaudits - and rightly so.
If PGMOL really wanted to preserve fluidity of the game, it might have looked at working on its appalling implementation of VAR, which had served only to make the game a sideshow, but, alas, it settled on a re-imagining of 1990s football thuggery instead.
I think we could all compartmentalise the odd controversy here or there, we are all human after all, but to have to go into every game wondering if the referee will even do his job correctly is an appalling state of affairs.
While the teams around us stumble, can Arsenal be the one to take advantage for once?
Another week on the bench or in the stands for Saka? It might just be worth it!
Is there any way back from the brink for Arsenal as they continue to sleep walk towards oblivion?
No more excuses for Mikel Arteta or his Arsenal squad, they must deliver against Burnley in order to rescue season.