"I enjoyed it but I would have enjoyed it a whole lot more if we'd have come away with something," sighed Michael at Spurs Lodge on Tuesday.
The night before and the defender again impressed as we suffered a 1-0 loss to our old rivals in the Barclays Premiership.
"We have to hold our hands up and say they played well but it's frustrating," reflected Michael.
"They had a great chance after one minute, they didn't take it and that gave us a chance. We built on that in the first 20 minutes, it was good and we played well. They didn't really have a major chance until the goal. They had more in the second half but we were pushing on.
"It was a great game to be involved in but as I said, I would have preferred it if we'd nicked a point."
After being sidelined for a couple of months with a shin injury on joining us in January, it's been quite a start for Michael's Spurs career - Liverpool away, West Brom home and now Arsenal away.
"Throw United in there and that would have been the lot!" he smiled. "It's been a good start, great games and if we'd have picked something up at Arsenal it would have been a dream start having taken a point at Liverpool. It wasn't to be but I can't complain at the moment."
Only one thing was missing from Michael Dawson's first taste of the north London derby.