Tomas Rosicky goal: Arsene Wenger said will go in his 'collection of great Arsenal goals' but where does it stand?
Here are five other memorable Gunners' goals under Wenger
Monday 17 March 2014
In the aftermath of Arsenal's vital 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger described Tomas Rosicky's rocket of a strike as one for his "collection of great goals".
"It will go in my collection of great goals. I told Tomas that because first of all he's not a typical goalscorer and he surprised everybody. He had not even time to realise what he was doing and it was in the back of the net. It was an unbelievable goal," Wenger said after the match.
But, as the manager approaches his milestone 1,000th match in charge of the Gunners, we look at five other strikes that deserve to be in the Frenchman's collection.
But what ones have we missed out? Leave a comment below...
Jack Wilshere v Norwich (19 Oct, 2013)
Some argued that goal encapsulated everything Wenger had craved during his 17 years in charge of Arsenal. The result of quick, incisive and mind-blowingly accurate passing between Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere saw the Englishman finish the move in a blur. Quite marvellous.
Ray Parlour v Chelsea (4 May, 2002)
Not known for his goal-scoring prowess, but the England midfielder fired in a cracker against Chelsea to open the scoring in the 2002 FA Cup final. 25 yards out, Parlour, affectionately known as the "Romford Pele" took one look at goal and smashed it into the top corner past Carlo Cudicini.
Robert Pires v Aston Villa (17 March, 2002)
Perfection. Controlling Parlour's long pass with a sublime touch past George Boateng and then delightfully lobbing the great Peter Schmeichel. A moment of genius which caused Sky commentator Andy Gray to seemingly lose his marbles for a couple of minutes after the goal went in (see below).
Dennis Bergkamp v Newcastle (2 March, 2002)
The memorable flick from the Dutch master around Nikos Dabizas and then the calm finish past Shay Given. 12 years later it's still difficult to work out how he pulled it off. Not for Begkamp, however, he said in his recent biography that it wasn't even the first time he had unleashed the trick. He had previously done it against Martin Keown in training, apparently.
Thierry Henry v Manchester United (1 Oct, 2000)
Opportunism at its finest. With his back to goal, the Frenchman took one touch, and then in the same sweeping motion turned around and shot to give Fabian Barthez no chance in the United goal. Less said about his celebration themed around that ubiquitous "Whassup?" Budweiser advert the better, though.
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