As far as most neutrals are concerned, when Arsenal conceded a 3-1 lead to bitter rivals, Tottenham at White Hart Lane their title challenge effectively ended.
In a pulsating game, Arsenal cruised into a 3-1 lead before half time, with goals from Walcott, Nasri, and Van Persie, the Spurs reply coming from van der Vaart. But the defining first half moment came when Huddlestone whipped in a cracker to put Spurs right back in it.
A second half equaliser from van der Vaart proved the final goal of the game, and the 3-3 draw was a fair result from a splendid evening's entertainment, as both sides were unlucky not to have netted a winner.
The draw leaves the Gunners six points adrift of leaders Manchester United, with five games remaining, and the clubs yet to meet. For most Arsenal fans, it all seems a little bit too much of a bother, as they feel their team have let them down by letting too many games go to draws - such as in this fixture, and the game against Liverpool.
Arsene Wenger remains stubbornly defiant, insisting that his bright young things may yet pull off an upset and wrest the premier League trophy from Chelsea and Manchester United, thus ending a six year trophy drought.
"We can steel do eet," he told reporters. "Ve must never stop believing in ourselves, and ve murst keep fighting to ze last man and zer last bullet unteel such time as all hope is lost. Only zen vill ve concede zat ze valiant struggle is overrr."
Arsenal fans however, remain largely unconvinced. One fan, Kirk Douglas, of Mill Hill, told reporters:
"I think it's time Wenger packed his bags and shipped out. For a prestigious club like the Arsenal to go trophyless for six years is simply unacceptable. The more I listen to that man, the more convinced I become that he talks out of his arse."
Food for thought there then.