In the build up to Arsenal's trip to Old Trafford, Arsenal.com's Owen Pinch looks back at five memorable Arsenal goals at the 'Theatre of Dreams'.

 

Sylvain Wiltord - 2002

Sylvain Wiltord - 2002

Marc Overmars - 1998

Marc Overmars - 1998



Sylvain Wiltord
Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal. May 8, 2002
Arsenal travelled to Manchester knowing that a draw would be enough to clinch the League title at the sweetest of venues, Old Trafford. However, the Gunners did not sit back and try to protect the point that they started the game with. After several close shaves for the home side Arsenal finally got the breakthrough they deserved. Freddie Ljungberg burst clear and his shot was parried by Fabien Barthez into the path of the onrushing Sylvain Wiltord. Our French striker made no mistake and buried the loose ball. At the final whistle the travelling Arsenal fans unfurled a banner proclaiming their corner of the famous stadium as "Old Trafford - Champions Section". Click here to watch a FREE VIDEO of this goal.

Marc Overmars
Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal. March 14, 1998
Arsenal trailed league leaders United by nine points going into this game, but crucially had three games in hand. In a tight affair young Arsenal keeper Alex Manninger was outstanding while Marc Overmars was a constant threat for the visitors. In the 79th minute came the all-important breakthrough. Dennis Bergkamp got his head to Martin Keown's long ball and Nicolas Anelka helped it on towards Marc Overmars. The Dutch winger nodded the bouncing ball into his own path and scampered into the box before sliding his shot through Peter Schmeichel's legs. Despite Alex Ferguson's conviction that more points would be dropped by the Gunners in the run-in, Arsène Wenger's side won their remaining 10 games to lift the Premiership.

 

David Rocastle - 1991

David Rocastle - 1991

Anders Limpar - 1990

Anders Limpar - 1990



David Rocastle
Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal. October 19, 1991
Highbury recently hosted 'David Rocastle Day' and it was for sublime moments like his goal at Old Trafford in 1991 that he is fondly remembered. Arsenal travelled to Manchester as champions after finishing the previous campaign with just one defeat all season. David Rocastle epitomised the team's quality when he picked up the ball near the centre circle and jinked past two challenges. Spotting Peter Schmeichel off his line, Rocastle's delicate chip from 25 yards sailed over the keeper's head before clipping the underside of the bar and cannoning over the line off the diving Dane. A sublime goal from a true Gunners great.

Anders Limpar
Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal. November 20, 1990
In a game dubbed "The Battle of Old Trafford" by the media, Anders Limpar's acutely-angled strike was almost forgotten. Picking the ball up from a short corner our Super Swede fooled everyone who was expecting a cross by firing a shot in at Les Sealey's near post. The suprised keeper dived late and could not stop the ball from crossing the line. Arsenal held on for the victory and, despite having two points deducted, went on to win the title.

Tony Adams - 1989

Tony Adams - 1989



Tony Adams

Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal. April 2, 1989
Arsenal went into this game six points clear at the top of Division One with seven left to play, and on course for their first title for 18 years. The conditions at Old Trafford were awful. The wind and lashing rain had made the goalmouth a mudbath, but this did not deter Arsenal's captain fantastic. With the scores at 0-0, Tony Adams hurled himself headlong into the area to bravely head home our opener from Brian Marwood's corner. Although the score ended 1-1 that point was ultimately vital as Arsenal won the league on goals scored at the end of a memorable season.

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