From back to front, from goalkeeper to striker, Arsenal’s third goal on Monday was a move of the highest order.
So good that it inspired us! Below, we’ve collated the five best team goals of all time for your viewing pleasure.
Chelsea v Bolton
Chelsea scored a then-record 103 goals on their way to the title in 2009/10 and with strikes like this, it’s hardly a surprise.
Having drifted to the left hand side, Nicolas Anelka chipped the ball into Deco, who chested it down for Frank Lampard.
The touch that followed was audacious, backheeled perfectly into the path of Didier Drogba who finished clinically into the bottom corner.
Everything happened in the blink of an eye, but each component was executed to perfection in a show of great quality.
Argentina v Serbia
Now we’re really treating you. Argentina – under Jose Pékerman – scored one of the great World Cup goals against Serbia.
The move featured 25 passes in just under 60 seconds, combining sharp movement with a perfect final pass to set up Esteban Cambiasso.
As the midfielder wheeled off in celebration, Diego Maradona lead wild scenes from the stands as Pékerman stood still in approval.
“The most beautiful goal,” as Hernán Crespo described it. Beautiful it was.
Arsenal v Norwich
The free-flowing move against Leicester was an incredible passage of play but it will never reach the heights of peak Wengerball.
Against newly promoted Norwich in 2013, this Jack Wilshere goal exemplified everything Arsenal were under the Frenchman.
5 years ago today, the Norwich defenders could only watch as Jack Wilshere scored one of the greatest team goals in the history of the PL pic.twitter.com/cL1kQlCdtG
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@SambaRole) October 19, 2018
“Starting with Cazorla, Wilshere, goes for the one-two, Giroud, off to Wilshere, back to Giroud, into Wilshere!”
Jonathan Pearce sums it up with his perfect commentary. Instinct, technique, awareness – this had everything.
Barcelona v Real Madrid
We completely forgot about this one. Can we just mention that Barcelona did this in a Clásico… away from home!
It looked like fairly conservative possession until the 20th pass and then suddenly they go through the gears.
Xavi takes out two Real midfielders with a neat pass through the lines, Neymar spins away from Sergio Ramos and then Messi takes over.
His perfect through ball finds Iniesta ghosting in at the back post, who controls expertly before lashing past Diego Lopez. Goosebumps.
Benfica v Sporting
Speaking of huge games, how about Benfica whipping out this masterpiece against Sporting in the Derby de Lisboa?
With the home side already 2-0 up, they turned on the style as Nico Gaitán turned two defenders before finding Eduardo Salvio.
Salvio returned the favour to Gaitán who continued his run, before knocking the ball into goal-poacher supréme Lima who finished on the volley.
The noise in the stadium was incredible. We’re just sorry you can’t hear it over generic FIFA pack opening music.