Manchester United brought Arsenal's 100 per cent start to the season to a shuddering halt with a major statement of intent on Sunday. New signing Antony raised the roof at Old Trafford with a debut goal, while Marcus Rashford struck twice in the second half to seal a 3-1 win.
It is now four straight wins for Erik ten Hag's resurgent side - and for those inside the stadium, here was the clearest sign yet of the Dutchman's revolution taking shape.
United are now up to fifth - three points off leaders Arsenal - after back-to-back defeats in their opening two games left them rooted to the foot of the table.
In a clash that brought to mind the Titanic battles between two formerly dominant sides of English football, it was United who triumphed.
But, even in defeat, Arsenal remain at the top of the Premier League - and perhaps this was evidence that both teams are ready to challenge at the very top of the table once more.