Earlier today we brought you the story of Tomas Rosicky’s call for Arsenal to make Arsene Wenger’s 1000th match in charge one to remember.
Posting on his official Instagram account, the Czech midfielder said, ‘We must beat Chelsea to show the world that London is Red.’
Only, that is not what happened…
If London was any colour after Chelsea’s match against the Gunners, it was blue, with Jose Mourinho’s side putting the visitors to the sword 6-0.
And while Wenger’s milestone game certainly was memorable, that was not for the reason he would have hoped prior to kick-off.
There will be plenty more games and plenty more chances for this Arsenal side to show what they are capable of.
But it may be time to do their talking solely on the pitch, because while they no doubt have the talent to succeed long-term, they have shown in away days to forget at both Liverpool and Chelsea that they have a long way to go to paint the town red on a regular basis.