Hat-trick Hero Robin Van Persie Main Man For Arsenal
Not only was the game pure entertainment and goals galore, but it also wrote a new chapter in the engrossing stories of Arsenal and Chelsea's campaigns.
Here is why the win over Chelsea has changed Arsenal's season.
Whisper it quietly, but Arsenal are now Premier League title contenders.
With that emphatic win over Chelsea, the Gunners have now won eight of their last nine matches.
They've beaten a team considered genuine title contenders in their own back yard, and have won all their matches at home this season barring that 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at the Emirates.
Plus, Arsenal has the most in-form striker and the top scorer in the Premier League in Robin Van Persie.
The win over Chelsea finally showed the world that Arsenal have the best striker in the Premier League.
Robin Van Persie is the league's top scorer with 10 goals at the moment and has scored a staggering 28 goals in his last 27 Premier League outings.
That mark is better than Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Wayne Rooney or any other striker in England and is among the best league records anywhere in world football.
If they didn't know before, Arsenal's rivals now know the Gunners have in their arsenal the best forward in the Premier League. In future games, nobody will underestimate Arsene Wenger's squad.
Arsenal have finally got their swagger back after that win over Chelsea.
In fact, with a performance like Saturday's the Gunners have now proven they've got the confidence and swagger to match Manchester City.
And as we've seen with City, when you have confidence, you get results.
After that match against the Blues, Arsene Wenger's men will head into the rest of the season with new found confidence.
That 5-3 win over Chelsea has now laid to rest any lingering doubts about Arsene Wenger's job security as manager of Arsenal.
There are still problems to be solved with the defence and a few more new signings need to be made to give the team adequate depth. But after beating the Blues away from home, and scoring five goals in the process to complement a five-match win streak, it seems Wenger has turned the ship around for the Gunners.
With mostly winnable matches in November, it seems that any previous calls for Arsene Wenger to be sacked might just end up looking silly.
The victory on Saturday was the turning point in Arsenal's season, exhibiting the confidence and ability the team has and proving to everyone that Arsene Wenger is the right man for the job.