It’s the third round of the FA Cup this weekend, the occasion when the big boys enter the competition, upsets can happen and unlikely heroes are made.
The Arsenal has always had a special relationship with this particular trophy, having won it more times than any other club (13 times).
Given that we have to wait until Monday night for our part of the fun this time round, how about a little FA Cup nostalgia to keep us going?
What would you say is our greatest ever FA Cup Final goal?
Here are some contenders (unfortunately the film quality for the pre-1971 finals is not good enough to really consider them here):
Aaron Ramsey 2014
Great flick by Giroud and stellar outside-of-the-boot first time strike by the Welsh wizard.
Charlie George, 1971
An epic winning strike bringing Arsenal our first Double – and an epic celebration by one of our own. Charlie says he knew it was in from the moment it left his boot, but I’ve always thought it was at a good height for the Liverpool ‘keeper who might have done better.
Frank Stapleton 1979
Liam Brady had the best left boot in football, but his right wasn’t bad either as she showed with a perfect cross after a wonderful run to set up his fellow Irishman for our second against Man Utd. (The goal is at 4.58 in this clip).
Alan Sunderland 1979
Less the quality of the goal than its significance. United had just come from 0-2 down to level the game yet instead of Arsenal heads going down we caught them instantly on the rebound. (Goal at 8.30 in the clip above)
Santi Cazorla 2014
Down 0-2 and reeling against unfancied Hull City, Santi got us back in the game with a terrific free kick goal.
Ray Parlour 2002
Briliant length-of-the-pitch move by Arsenal rounded off with a top corner belter from the Romford Pele.
Ian Wright 1993
Having scored in the 1-1 draw at Wembley, Wright got on the scoresheet in the replay. This goal is sheer quality from Smith, with a beautiful first time flick on, to Wrighty’s deadly finish. (3.20 in the clip below).
Andy Linighan 1993
If you want the definition of a towering header, this is it: Linighan soars to meet Merson’s corner and win the Cup for Arsenal in stoppage time at the end of the replay, breaking Sheffield Wednesday hearts. (5.20 in the clip above).
Freddie Ljungberg 2002
Strength, speed, determination and a sublime finish to shatter Chelsea dreams… classic Freddie.
Alexis Sanchez 2015
On a day when everything went right for Arsenal against Aston Villa, Sanchez hit home with a screamer.
Aaron Ramsey 2017
It’s always a delight to beat Chelsea in a big game and Ramsey proved to be the right man at the right time again with this match winning header.