Vote here for your Greatest goal at Highbury
The lives of Arsenal fans are punctuated by memories of a bulging net at Highbury and, provided the home team has scored, the roar that follows. Now, as we prepare to leave our famous old home after 93 years, we want you to choose the greatest ever Highbury goal.
We have listed 10 of the finest strikes seen at Highbury. All you have to do is look over your options. Choose your selection from the drop-down menu, fill in any other details as appropriate and, when you are ready, click 'submit this form' at the bottom of the page.
Thierry Henry v Liverpool, April 9, 2004
The problem: Arsenal had tumbled out of the FA Cup and Champions League in the space of three days, and now their title credentials were being stretched to the limit by Liverpool, who had led twice at Highbury. The solution: Thierry Henry collects the ball just inside the visitors' half and slaloms past three challenges before slipping the ball under Jerzy Dudek to put Arsenal ahead for the first time. The Gunners never look back and complete an unbeaten Premiership season.
Thierry Henry v Manchester United, October 1,
At the time Arsenal and United were THE big rivals in the Premiership, and it took something special to separate them. Well, this was something special. When Thierry Henry received the ball 25 yards out with his back to goal and Gary Neville in close attention, United looked in no danger. An instant later, Henry flicked the ball up, span and fired a dipping volley over Fabien Barthez and into the top corner.
Dennis Bergkamp v Bolton Wanderers, May 5, 1996
With six minutes remaining on the final day of the campaign, Arsenal need a goal to clinch a place in the UEFA Cup. Step forward Dennis Bergkamp. The Dutch master drops deep to collect a pass from David Platt, turns, advances to the edge of the box and unleashes an unstoppable shot into the top corner. A perfect way to cap your debut season in English football and a sign of things to come.
Anders Limpar v Liverpool, April 20, 1992
Pele tried it and failed. Anders Limpar tried it and succeeded. Picking up possession on the halfway line, the nimble Swede looked around for support from his team-mates but found nothing on offer. Limpar looked up, spotted the keeper off his line and executed a powerful but perfectly-placed lob over his head and into the net in front of a stunned North Bank. David Beckham did it a few years later, but Anders did it first.
Paul Davis v Charlton, March 21, 1989
Charlton were piling on the pressure in front of the North Bank when Arsenal hit them with a quickfire counter-attack. Paul Davis started it off with a pass out of defence and the ball was worked to the right flank where Lee Dixon made ground. Davis, unchecked, continued his run through the centre and stormed into the Charlton box to meet Dixon's perfect cross with a superb diving header.
Nigel Winterburn v Wimbledon, May 17, 1989
It was a nervous night at Highbury as Arsenal chased vital points in the title race. Nigel Winterburn was no stranger to scoring goals but even his biggest fans could not predict what would happen when he cut inside from the left. Winterburn's right foot was - by his own admission - not the best, but he tried his luck with it from 25 yards and lashed a venomous shot into the top corner to give Arsenal the lead.
George Johnston v Leeds United, May 7, 1968
McLintock, Graham, Storey, Sammels and Wilson were all on the teamsheet as the Double side began to take shape, but this game was lit up by George Johnston's magnificent solo effort. With the scores level at 3-3, Johnston picked the ball up in the inside-left position and swayed past one Leeds player. He dropped a shoulder and cut inside two more defenders to his left before drawing the keeper and slipping the ball under him. It was a goal worthy of winning any game.
David Herd v Manchester City, January 14, 1961
City had Arsenal on the back foot but a rapid breakaway ended in a classic goal by David Herd. The Gunners' centre forward latched onto a pass through the middle and advanced before hammering in a shot which whistled past the great Bert Trautmann but crashed back off the bar. Herd responded instantly, diving full length to head the rebound past the City keeper and into the Clock End net.
Alex Forbes v Burnley, May 1, 1953
Alex Forbes hit a spectacular 25-yarder to pull Arsenal level in the 1953 title decider against Burnley at Highbury. The home side needed to win to overhaul Preston but were stunned when captain Joe Mercer put through his own net. Forbes' long-range effort was crucial. Arsenal went on to win 3-2 and take the title by 0.1 of a goal on goal average in the final match of the season.
Doug Lishman v Bolton Wanderers, November 24,
Doug Lishman's third goal against Bolton in November 1951 was significant more than beautiful. The striker, recently back from a broken leg, had scored trebles in his last two home games - against West Brom and Fulham. His hat-trick of hat-tricks in successive home games remains a unqiue feat in the modern game. However Thierry Henry did get two in two home games in season 2003/04.