AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic added insult to Arsenal's injury by claiming his side could have scored even more against the Gunners.
The Italian giants triumphed 4-0 at the San Siro on Wednesday night in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 clash.
However, the dominance of AC Milan was such that even the club's vice-president Adriano Galliani insisted the score could have been "five or seven" by the end of the game.
And Ibrahimovic, who netted the home side's final goal from the penalty spot in the 78th minute, has reiterated the sentiment, admitting that Milan now have a crucial advantage going into the second leg.
"After we went 4-0 up I screamed with delight," he told The Sun. "It's not every day you end up winning by such a scoreline, plus we played well tactically and with great intelligence.
"The result is important and Galliani was right when he said we could have scored more. But there is always the return leg and we will have a huge advantage.
"We still have to play many games to get to the Champions League final. I've won many important trophies and I'm not desperate to win it."
Kevin Prince Boateng opened the Rossoneri's account after 14 minutes before Ibrahimovic turned provider for both of Robinho's goals either side of the break, and the Sweden international believes supporting his team-mates is just as important as scoring for the team.
"I like providing goals as much as scoring them," he added. "Anyone who loves football is like that and selfishness does not exist.
"If Robinho or Antonio Cassano or Alexandre Pato scores, it's just the same because the key thing is to win."
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry featured for the last time before returning to his parent club the New York Red Bulls in America and compatriot Philippe Mexes admits his international colleague was devastated to end his spell in such a way, but did recognise the superiority of Milan.
"I spoke with Thierry and he recognised there was only one team on the field," Mexes said. "We gave them a football lesson."