Arsene Wenger hailed Jack Wilshere’s goal against Norwich City as the best goal he had ever seen.
The move that led to the goal started in Arsenal’s own half with Wilshere playing the ball to Santi Cazorla on the left wing before the Spaniard cut inside and exchanged a one-two with Wilshere. Cazorla then spotted Olivier Giroud in the box who quickly passed to Wilshere. What followed was arguably the best one-two pass in recent history as the Englishman flicked back Giroud’s pass with his heel to which Giroud replied with an accurate lob pass straight to Wilshere’s feet which was volleyed in to the bottom corner.
It was a goal of pure quality and that pace of the passing gave Norwich no chance of defending the goal. The Gunners went on to win 4-1 with another pearl of a goal from man of the moment Aaron Ramsey and Arsene Wenger paid tribute to his players after witnessing such goals.
“It was certainly one of the best goals, and one I enjoyed because it was a team goal. There was a mixture of technical quality, speed thinking, quick reaction, and as well being calm in front of goal. It had nearly everything you want to have, combined speed and calm and relaxed attitude. The first was exceptional because it was improvised, combination play.
Much has been made of Arsenal’s title credentials this season and after their exceptional performance in their 2-0 victory over Napoli, the display against Norwich is more evidence that the Gunners pose a real threat in the Premier League.
In recent years the Gunners have lost their way and although still a great team to watch, their moves of such ingenuity had fallen short, however Wilshere’s goal as well as Ramsey’s strike is a signal that perhaps the old times could be set to return.