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 Theo Walcott's cool finish against Slavia Prague in 2007.
Read on for the story of his goal and click the PLAY button above to watch our FREE video clip.
Theo Walcott v Slavia Prague (H) 10-23-2007
Arsenal’s Golden Goals include plenty of long-range strikes and flashes of individual brilliance. But if you were to pick a signature Arsenal goal, this could be it.
While it may not be the most spectacular goal scored by an Arsenal player, it showcases the kind of pace, touch and movement that has defined Arsène Wenger's reign.
It was a Champions League group stage match in 2007 and Slavia Prague were simply out of their element. Arsenal took a 3-0 lead into halftime, and added a fourth six minutes after the break. Arsenal were in full flow when Theo Walcott scored the goal of the game.
Alex Hleb started the play when he intercepted the ball on the halfway line. He slid the ball inside to Mathieu Flamini and ran forward while Flamini quickly played it to Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard flicked the ball into Hleb’s path, where the Belarussian sent a perfectly-weighted pass in between two Slavia defenders to a rushing Walcott.
The 18-year-old outran a defender and patiently held the ball as Slavia’s keeper moved forward. He then pulled the trigger and knocked the ball past Martin Vaniak, against the far post and into the net.
A classic team goal to cap a classic team performance.1 Dec 2010