Arsenal were faultless in their 3-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday evening.
Two goals up inside 14 minutes. The threat of Eden Hazard completely extinguished. A miserable return to the Emirates Stadium for Cesc Fabregas.
Barring an injury to Francis Coquelin, it really couldn’t have gone much better for the Gunners.
However, Arsenal were dragged down to Chelsea’s miserable level for one 19-second spell in the match.
It came in the first half, while Arsene Wenger’s team were running rampant.
For a moment, both London teams turned into Sunday league sides. It was that bad.
AS English perhaps had the best response on Twitter: “Please don’t let Xavi see this video. He might actually implode.”
Wenger: We were outstanding
Aside from that brief bizarro moment, Arsenal produced their finest performance in recent memory to beat Chelsea at home for the first time since December 2010.
Wenger would go on to say his players were “outstanding” at the Emirates.
“It was an outstanding team performance,” the Frenchman said, per BBC Sport. “We played with spirit and collective pace and movement, always in a positive and committed team way.
"Our defenders have done extremely well. You cannot say one player was not at the right level from Petr Cech to Alexis Sanchez."
Wenger continued: "We wanted to start strong in a high pace and committed way. We started wobbly in the first 20 minutes against Southampton. We wanted to be consistent in our pressure no matter the score. We did it very well in the first half. It was in and out in the second, which was understandable.
"Ideally you want the perfect game and you never get it. We got nearly the perfect first half and that is not bad. Football doesn't care for history and the anniversaries, just the result on the day. Today we had a good performance."