Arsenal 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Tuesday night proved that mid table Premier League games do not have to be boring.
Inside 60 seconds of this one, Bukayo Saka had already hit the post, and fewer than 10 minutes later the same player had a goal ruled out for offside. At this point, Gunners fans could have been forgiven for thinking that it was going to be their night, particularly with Thomas Partey running the show from midfield.
Of course, they would end up being wrong — very wrong — but at the time, spirits were high as a quick look in the Twitter history books shows.
Arsenal were eventually rewarded for their fine start when Nicolas Pepe forced his way past some feeble Wolves challenges and curled one past Rui Patricio.
The good times would not last long for Arsenal though. With seconds to play until half time, David Luiz did what David Luiz does best, he got sent off.
In fairness, the Brazilian was unfortunate but few could argue that his trip — despite being accidental — was a red by the letter of the law. Except a few Arsenal fans on Twitter of course…
Ruben Neves then converted the spot kick, leaving Arsenal with a tricky task after the break.
Things got even harder for the Gunners when Joao Moutinho channeled the essence of midfield partner Ruben Neves with a truly ridiculous strike. Hit with incredible power from 30 yards out, the ball arrowed into the top corner to put the hosts 2-0 up.
Any hope Arsenal had of salvaging something was extinguished when Bernd Leno misjudged a long ball and inadvertently handled it outside his box.
The look on the German’s face after said it all, and he was duly given his marching orders, reducing his side to nine men.
After the game, most Arsenal fans said they were happy with the performance and who could blame them — they were seriously impressive in the first half.
We were also left in little doubt as to who they were blaming for their team’s demise…
Even Luiz was left fewmin’ at his sending off…