While the players traipse off to take part in meaningless friendlies and marginally less meaningless World Cup qualifiers, let us revel in a Premier League weekend packed to the brim with wanton thrashings, breathless derbies, Davids slaying their Goliath counterparts, and a Michael Carrick sighting

On a ground where Wenger has previously triumphed in the most decisive of encounters – Ljungberg bustling and crashing his way past challenges, getting the shot away, and Wiltord ghosting through to slide in the rebound – his current team showed a shocking lack of composure, hunger, and invention to throw away a title advantage that had been gained only two weeks prior with a last-gasp win over Leicester.