Welcome to Golden Goals - a FREE video series on USA.Arsenal.com which showcases some of the finest goals in Arsenal's history.
Each of our weekly clips will feature footage of a classic goal plus expert analysis from former Gunner Stewart Robson and Arsenal.com editor Richard Clarke.
Our series continues with a cannon from Kanu against Chelsea in 1999.
Read on for the story of his goal and click the PLAY button above to watch our FREE video clip.
Kanu v Chelsea (A) 10-23-1999
Our countdown continues with a goal that was quintessential Kanu.
The goal itself was something to behold, but it was the circumstances that made it even more remarkable. After falling behind at Stamford Bridge, Kanu came off the bench to score twice, pulling Arsenal back from the brink of defeat.
And he wasn’t done yet.
Marc Overmars intercepted a Chelsea pass on Arsenal’s side and quickly found Davor Suker as Arsenal pushed forward. Kanu had drifted out left but Suker put far too much on his pass. The attack looked certain to break down.
But Kanu had other ideas. The Nigerian chased down the ball and got lucky as Albert Ferrer's attempted clearance cannoned off him and towards the Chelsea byline. The pouring rain made for fully-soaked pitch, which held the ball in-bounds.
Chelsea goalkeeper Ed de Goey raced out of his area to confront Kanu. Overmars and Suker were both screaming for a pass, but Kanu saw an opportunity. With one quick turn, he got by De Goey and fired from a seemingly impossible angle. The ball sailed into the top corner of the net, stunning the Chelsea defense.
A game winner and a 15-minute hat-trick. Not too shabby.3 Nov 2010