If Arsenal fans craved something different more than anything else then they certainly got that at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
It has been a long time since Arsenal left Manchester feeling disappointed that they only collected a point. All too often they returned home with nothing other than a new humiliation to process.
But that wasn’t the case on Wednesday night.
Here are a few other things that stood out during and after the game…
2Andre Marriner makes Mike Dean look good
Although we all know what Mike Dean is capable off, you never get the feeling that a player’s safety is at risk during a game.
Sure, he’ll make inexplicable calls, but he doesn’t let dangerous tackles go unchecked because he knows that those sort of incidents only tend to escalate until someone has to leave the pitch with a serious injury.
Andre Marriner seems to have no such concerns.
It might be an idea for someone to track serious injuries in games alongside which referees were in charge, to see if there is a connection.
I’d be surprised if there wasn’t.