The Owls beat the Gunners 3-0, and former Chelsea midfielder Hutchinson produced an all action display.
Hutchinson even picked up his customary booking for a rash challenge in the first half, but managed to keep his composure for the rest of the game, scoring a vital goal just after half-time to pull the way further away from the Gunners.
The midfielder had a scare late on when he was taken off with what looked like a knee injury, but there was no indication after the game it was of a serious nature.
There was reason to be worried of course. Hutchinson retired earlier in his career after a succession of knee injuries while in Chelsea's academy back in 2010. A year later he announced he was returning to football, with the rest helping him heal, and he even made his debut for the club as a late substitute in 2012.
In order to get regular playing time he left the Blues, and has forced his way into the Sheffield Wednesday line-up on a regular basis despite the club's mini-spending spree in the summer after new chairman Dejphon Chansiri took over.
Fans of former club Chelsea who saw his televised performance were impressed, taking to Twitter to convey their delight at seeing him making good on his potential.
Chuffed to bits for Sammy Hutchinson. Could do with his sort of character at the Bridge these days #CFC— Jared Chammach (@JaredLuiz12) October 27, 2015
Buzzing to see Sam Hutchinson playing regularly. Would of had a great career at Chelsea if it wasn't for injury.— Daniel Norton (@nortz92) October 27, 2015
Nice to see Hutchinson score against Arsenal. Losing to Stoke isn't as embarrassing as losing to Sheffield Wednesday. #CFC— Jimmy McGee (@jimmymcgee88) October 27, 2015
Sam Hutchinson gets a 3rd for Wednesday. Such a pity injury curtailed him with us - looked a good prospect at one time. #CFC— Paul Gellard (@PauloSimao55) October 27, 2015
Here is a look at the way Sheffield Wednesday fans also raved about his display...
Hutchinson was absolutely class tonight, best performance I've seen him have in a Wednesday shirt! #swfc— Manners (@Jacksta7) October 27, 2015
Buzzy for Sam Hutchinson on scoring tonight,showing what a quality player he is,a leader who's enthusiasm rubs off on others UTO #swfc— JOHNO (@AdamJohno76) October 27, 2015
Sam Hutchinson deserves a lot of praise does the dirty work so well allowing attacking players to do what they do best #swfc— Danny Owen (@autobot1983) October 27, 2015
Still in shock at how easy that was for us tonight, completely outfought them. Hutchinson was heroic #swfc— Jon Nicholson (@Jon_Nicholson) October 27, 2015
What a performance! What a result! What a team! What a club! Sam Hutchinson man of the match for me tho! #SWFC— Paddy McGrath (@PaddyPower84) October 27, 2015