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 ferocious Cesc Fabregas strike in a 2007 North London derby.
Read on for the story of his goal and click the PLAY button above to watch our FREE video clip.
Fabregas v Tottenham (A) 09-15-2007
By September of 2007, 20-year-old Cesc Fabregas had already established himself as the talisman of Arsenal’s midfield - but not really as a goalscorer. In fact, prior to that year his highest goal-tally for a season was just four.
But that would all change in this North London derby.
The Gunners started the season firing on all cylinders. Even a trip to White Hart Lane couldn’t stop them, although they needed to come from behind to get their three points.
Gareth Bale put the home side up in the 15th minute and it wouldn’t be until the second half when Emmanuel Adebayor brought Arsène Wenger’s side level.
The momentum was now firmly with Arsenal and, with 10 minutes left on the clock, they started to pull away from their rivals.
Alexander Hleb started a counter-attack by finding Robin van Persie inside the Gunners’ half. The Dutchman slid the ball to Tomas Rosicky who in turn fed Fabregas 35 yards from goal.
The future captain took one touch and the Spurs back-four backed off, clearly not expecting what was to happen next. The Spaniard then let fly.
His searing right-footed effort blew past Paul Robinson and into the top-right corner.
So much for not being known as a goalscorer. It was Cesc’s fifth in Arsenal’s opening eight games and he ended the season with 12.