Watch: Where does Giroud scorpion strike rank in greatest ever Arsenal goals?
COMMENT By Emma Sanders
After Olivier Giroud scored one of the best goals of the season in the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, Football Insider ranks where his effort sits in Arsenal’s goal-scoring history.
1) Dennis Bergkamp v Newcastle United, 2002
Despite Giroud’s best efforts, it’s unlikely Arsenal will ever see a better goal scored than Bergkamp’s famous skillful effort against Newcastle United in 2002. It was a demonstration of sensational quality and flair.
2) Thierry Henry v Manchester United, 2000
Henry is arguably the greatest goal-scorer Arsenal have ever had and he’s certainly got the stats to prove it. However, his goal against Manchester United stands out above the rest. It was a sensational strike from outside the box and it was made even sweeter by the fact it was against Arsenal’s biggest league rivals.
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3) Olivier Giroud v Crystal Palace, 2017
The Frenchman’s goal on Sunday afternoon sent Twitter into a frenzy and it’s easy to see why. The scorpion-like strike rocketed into the back of the net and even Gary Neville couldn’t believe his eyes. It tops Ozil’s effort earlier this season.
4) Mesut Ozil vs Ludogorets, 2016
The current Gunners playmaker produced one of the best goals in European competition when he netted against Ludogorets earlier this season. Ozil beat several defenders using close control, skill and agility before lifting the ball audaciously over the oncoming goalkeeper and slotting it into the net. It sealed an important comeback and helped secure a place in the Champions League knockout stages.
5) Robin Van Persie v Charlton Athletic, 2006
The Dutchman’s left-foot volley sealed a thrilling victory against Charlton in the Premier League. It was a demonstration of precise skill and Van Persie has produced a few other stunning volleys throughout his career.
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