Not the result that Arsenal fans wanted and many are disappointed, however, even in disappointment, there are some positive things that can be squeezed from the game.
It is always easy to do a write up on the negatives from a loss and there were a few in the game for sure but for this particular piece I would rather concentrate on the positives, there will be enough occasions for negative reviews of a game.
Anyway, enough of the justifications, here are five positive things that can be taken from the game.
It was impressive overall, yes there was a lot of missed opportunities but Lyon was on the ropes and with better finishing Arsenal could have easily been three or four goals up. They just need to build on that.
He did nothing spectacular but he showed more energy and go-to attitude than we have seen from him in a long time, he was the main creative force in the first half and with some consistency, he could have a better season than last. In better words, he performed better than I expected.
Improving all the time, he did not put in the perfect display but when you consider his age and inexperience and compare his performance with that of Granit Xhaka he looked far more comfortable in the middle of the park.
His flaws are clear to see but there is no denying his potential, maybe a loan move would be best for his development but he is full of confidence and with some simple fine-tuning could be a huge asset for Arsenal in the years to come.
Unfortunate not to claim a goal but he is already showing he is comfortable playing for Arsenal, he is not afraid to go for goal and he is definitely ready to be an active member of the first-team squad. He will surely be a starter for most cup games and possibly Europa League games in the early stages.