The 30-year-old played a key role in a midfield trio that dominated the champions in a first half display that was as good as anything this season.
Unfortunately we only had one goal to show for that dominance and the Gunners grabbed a share of the spoils via Thierry Henry's penalty.
Darren reflected: "That's the best we've played this season, first half especially and with a little luck we could have come away with the three points.
"It was disappointing not to win the game. But when we've played the champions and come away disappointed not to have won the game it shows how well we've played.
"They are a good team and you have to pressure them. We did it really well and from there we went on and played some good football and created chances.
"It's a standard of performance we've got to try and maintain now.
"We're in a good position to build on it and if we can do well over the Christmas period, everything will be looking good."
Darren Anderton says we have to maintain the level of performance we produced against Arsenal.