It’s pretty obvious that I am an Arsenal fan. Over the years there have been so many amazing goals that it would be nearly impossible to figure out a top 10 or even a top 20. Regardless, there was a goal this weekend in Arsenal’s 1-5 romp at Fulham that was unlike any I’ve ever seen before.
I’ll set the scene first. In the 67th minute of the second half, Arsenal had a dominating 1-3 lead. Aaron Ramsey was introduced as a sub for Alex Iwobi. 39 seconds later, Arsenal had its 4th goal of the match.
The match commentators explained it best when they said, “that was a goal the Harlem Globetrotters would be proud of.”
Ramsey started the run which included 15 touches. Some of them were perfectly passed headers, passes and the actual goal itself was a deftly touched back heel by Ramsey himself. This one will be on highlight reels for years to come. See for yourself:
That goal was just a part of what was an amazing team performance. Two goals apiece from the striking partnership that is Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sandwiched the Ramsey goal. In the end it was Arsenal’s ninth win in a row in all competitions. Not bad for a club the media and pundits were saying are “in crisis” at the beginning of the new season.