LONDON: Olivier Giroud’s ‘scorpion’ goal in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace is one of “the top five” strikes of manager Arsene Wenger’s 21-year reign.
Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp goals are among Wenger’s favourites but he said “this will be the Giroud goal”.
He added: “Technically it’s not impossible but you must have that reflex. The cross didn’t come ideally and Olivier did something special.”
French forward Giroud said his strike owed much to “maximum luck”.
A swift counter-attack ended with Giroud flicking an Alexis Sanchez cross from behind him over his shoulder and into the goal, via the crossbar, with his left heel.
The goal broke the deadlock as Arsenal moved into the top three with a comfortable home win.
Dutch striker Dennis Bergkamp showed excellent touch to pluck a lofted ball from the air with his left foot, take it round. Agencies
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