A Tottenham defeat certainly cheered up Arsenal supporters last night.
This week Arsenal might have suffered their lowest ebb of the Arsene Wenger era so far, and it is tough to see how they will recover.
The Gunners were thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich for the second year in a row, and are seemingly stuck in a cycle of failure.
Despite their failure to get close to winning the title, they have maintained a superiority over rivals Tottenham during the past 17 years, but this could end this year.
Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara in action with Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Francis Coquelin
So it was a timely boost for Arsenal supporters to see their North London competitors slip up in the Europa League last night.
Spurs lost 1-0 away to Belgian side Gent, a match they were only playing because they flopped in the Champions League group stages, finishing third in their group.
Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko, Hugo Lloris and Ben Davies look dejected after Gent's Jeremy Perbet scored their first goal
Arsenal by contrast finished top of their group above Barcelona's midweek conquerors Paris Saint-Germain, only to land a nightmare draw against Bayern Munich - predictably falling apart when it matters.
The loss has brought serious questions over manager Arsene Wenger's future at the club, and a day of contemplation for Gunners' fans.
Seeing rivals Tottenham lose appeared to provide a welcome distraction. Here is a look at how fans mocked Spurs' latest loss via Twitter...
Much rather be battered by Bayern in UCL than lose 1-0 to a mid table Belgian team in Europa #FOYS— Aaron (@Legsss11) February 16, 2017
Back on Twitter! Amazing how Tottenham always make me feel better! HAHAHAHAHA #FOYS— Luke Aukland (@aukers88) February 16, 2017
Just when I thought nothing could cheer me up along come Gent... thanks lads. That helped #FOYS— Monty Pannu (@MontinoPannuzo) February 16, 2017