Freddie Ljungberg was forced to settle for a point in his first game as Arsenal manager as Norwich City held the Gunners to a 2-2 draw.
The Swede, appointed on an interim basis after Unai Emery’s sacking, watched on from the Carrow Road dugout as both sides threw caution to the wind in an exciting game.
With Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka in midfield, there were signs of encouragement for the Premier League winner in his first game in charge.
But lapses in concentration and poor defending cost Arsenal yet again on the road, making the chasm between them and the European top spots even wider.
The Canaries remain in the relegation places, but Daniel Farke will be pleased by what he saw from his troops – continuing to play good football in spite of their lowly league position.
For the Gunners, they host Brighton and West Ham in their next two matches – fixtures the fans and their new boss will be hoping to achieve maximum points from ahead of a busy festive period.