Blackburn boss Graeme Souness admitted Arsenal were a class apart after the Gunners set an all-time league record sequence of 43 unbeaten matches.
He said: "I felt we matched Arsenal in the first half in every department and in terms of chances.
"But from the moment they scored five minutes after the break, they were streets ahead.
"They found another gear and we seemed to lose a gear. There was only one outcome then."