Bacary Sagna is an Arsenal player with a long-term question over his future, but you would not know it from his performance against Liverpool.
The Gunners won 2-0 through goals from Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey, extending their lead at the top of the table to five points with Chelsea slipping up against Newcastle.
Left-back Kieran Gibbs took to Twitter after the game to hail the result, and single out teammate Sagna's display.
Sagna was superb all game, rampaging forward regularly to join the attack and bolster a right side shorn of it's usual potency via the absences of Walcott and Gnabry.
He completed 88 per cent of his passes, creating one goalscoring opportunity, and while he was booked for a first half tackle on Luis Suarez, it was a crucial foul to break up a dangerous looking Liverpool attack.
Defensively the Frenchman made two tackles, four successful clearances, touching the ball 71 times in all, more than Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson (69).
Sagna's solid display, especially in light of deputy Carl Jenkinson's error against Chelsea in midweek, highlighted just how important he is at right-back.
With his future still up in the air, Arsene Wenger would do well to move to get the defender to sign a contract extension as soon as possible.
How good was Sagna? Will he sign a new deal?