Danny Welbeck did not quite prove a point against his former club on Saturday afternoon.
Instead, however, the sum of Welbeck's Arsenal performance was a number of missed chances and one very cringeworthy backheel.
After the game, an understandably downbeat Arsene Wenger told BBC Sport:
"It's a game that we dominated for 80 per cent of the time and we haven't dominated a game like that against Manchester United for a long time.
"At the end of the day we were not efficient enough in the final third, or defensively, and we made a mistake at the back which they took advantage of.
"Once we were 1-0 down we had possession in the final third that they had to defend. We missed a few opportunities in the second half, even in the final 20 minutes."
Patience with the Gunners boss seems to be wearing a little thin, though, and, perhaps for the first time, the same is starting to apply for Welbeck. Here's how some Arsenal fans saw the 23-year-old's performance against Manchester United on Twitter...
Imagine thinking Welbeck is better than Giroud lmao..no wonder Giroud said he isnt worried about his place. #AFC— THEO WALCÖTT ♥ (@SanchezScores) November 22, 2014
and for someone wound up so relentlesly by LVG, no sign of a killer instinct from Welbeck. If that doesnt fire him up, what will? #AFC— Blöke in Brööklyn (@BrooklynShaun) November 22, 2014
Welbeck can never be a successful #afc forward because he lacks a footballing brain. Plain and simple.— Shourjya Chatterjee (@TheBigShou) November 22, 2014
I like Danny Welbeck but it's mad that he's scored the same number of Premier League goals as Olivier Giroud.— Paul (@rockthecasbah77) November 22, 2014