We’ve been lucky to witness a host of stunners this season, there are a range of contenders for Arsenal Goal of the Season that are more than capable of running for the Premier League accolade.
Wilshere’s stunning team goal against Norwich is among the favourites while Rosicky’s two strikes against Spurs were also brilliant. Aaron Ramsey has a handful of contenders, two of which were against Norwich, while Ozil’s Napoli goal was another breathtaking example of a fluent Arsenal move and sumptuous finish.
All three of our chosen strikes are scored by players who have netted some absolute peaches this campaign, and let’s hope we see more of the same next season.
Here is our top three Goals of the Season:
3. Rosicky v Spurs (EPL Away)
One word to describe this majestic half volley? “Thunder-bastard”.
Rosicky produced moments of brilliance in both north London derbies this year, but his second minute powerhouse strike is up there with the best of the season.
Latching onto a Oxlade-Chamberlain take down, The Czech international smashed the bobbling ball into the far top corner first time making Gooners everywhere erupt in euphoria.
Here’s a video of the goal:
His other in the FA Cup match at home in early January is also worth a mention, dispossessing Danny Rose at halfway, breaking forward on goal and capping his tenacity with a beautiful chip over the helpless Hugo Lloris. But his strike at Sh*te Hart Lane will go down as one of the greatest goals in NLD history.
2. Ramsey v Hull City (FA Cup final)
Another classic example of how good Arsenal can be in and around the box when they are fluent with the ball. A fantastically worked goal set up by a tasty Giroud back-heel, Ramsey latched onto the pass first time slotting past a flatfooted McGregor. That goal was the icing on the cake of a stunning personal season from the Welshman and simultaneously ended Arsenal’s nine year trophy drought.
There are still some others worth mentioning, such as his class long range effort against Liverpool in the 2-0 victory at home earlier in the season or his individual goal against Norwich that would have hogged the headlines had it not been for Wilshere’s goal, but the importance of the goal against Hull alone deserves its place among the Goals of the Season, not to mention the slickness of some of the passes.
Here’s a clip of the goal (apologies for the poor quality):
1. Wilshere – Norwich (EPL Home)
Not known for his goalscoring exploits, Jack Wilshere has netted some beauties this season. His stunning curling effort against Marseille remains fresh in the memory, but this is one that will be remembered forever.
What has been labelled as one of the most fantastic team goals in Premier League history, Wilshere started and ended a move that stemmed the length of the pitch. Featuring some nicely weighted passes from Cazorla and a bedazzling one-two with Giroud, Wilshere shot first time in the slickest of goals you will ever see. This one was special.
Does Wilshere’s goal rank as high as Bergkamp’s memorable goal against Newcastle, or Henry’s audacious volley versus Manchester United? Maybe not, but what makes it unique is the sheer precision in the passing and movement not to mention the improvisation – it was the perfect example of Wenger-ball.
Share your thoughts below and any other goals you feel deserve a mention.