Matteo's exuberance has made him a success, it could also prove his downfall and, indeed, very much did so at Arsenal.
Who stays and who goes? We run the rule over the current Arsenal squad
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.
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.
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.
having toiled long and hard to earn even that meagre breakthrough, we threw it away in a manner it seems only this side is capable of.
If last night's defeat was a price we had to pay to learn a lesson for good and all, it will be one worth paying.
Ultimately, we made it through to the next round and much will pale into insignificance but our decision-making is an issue that will need to be addressed before a Greek drama turns into a real tragedy.
Defeat to Manchester City isn't the end of the world but the Gunners are walking a fine line right now