The league games this weekend were played to a backdrop of somber silence (or was it peals of laughter?) as Sam Allardyce lost his job after just one game in charge of the English national team. While these whirlpools of entrapment and idiocy provided entertainment off the pitch, on-pitch entertainment was not far behind.

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.