Well, now that my blood pressure has, just about, returned to normal, it is time to sit back and take stock from Tuesday night’s clash at Bournemouth.
Having had time to swallow the result, it still isn’t quite clear what happened and how to take it, was it ‘same old Arsenal, no bottle, no fight’ or was it a more mature and resilient Arsenal?
After a very poor showing in the first 65/70 minutes, which saw the Gunners go down 3-0 after a first-half quickfire double from Charlie Daniels and Callum Wilson, who was handed his chance after Ryan Fraser was fouled in the box, as well as a third from the Scotsman in the second half.
The game seemed to turn when Alexis Sanchez headed home from around six yards, a consolation, surely?
However, minutes later summer signing Lucas Perez popped up with a finish of the highest order, volleying across Artur Boruc’s goal to make it 3-2 and grab his first Premier League goal.
Into six minutes of stoppage time and the man of the moment, Olivier Giroud, rose to head into the bottom corner and make it 3-3, the first time the Gunners have ever come back to take anything from a Premier League game having been 3-0 down.
So, what can we take from the draw on the south coast? Here’s FIVE things we learned…