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 David Rocastle's display of strength and skill at Old Trafford in 1991.
Read on for the story of his goal and click the PLAY button above to watch our FREE video clip.
Rocastle v Manchester United (A) 10-19-1991
David Rocastle was a player of immense all-around quality – a true combination of brains and brawn. And if there was ever a single moment that encapsulated that, it was this goal.
The 1990/91 season was a difficult one for 'Rocky.’ The England international suffered a dip in form that resulted in him being dropped by George Graham and playing no more than a bit role with the 1991 title-winning side.
But 1991/92 was a different story. Rocastle was enjoying a return to form and recaptured his role in Arsenal’s central midfield.
And he proved that on one of the biggest stages of all - Old Trafford.
This League game was goalless when Rocastle beat Neil Webb to a bouncing ball in the center circle and pushed forward. Paul Ince made a strong challenge, but the powerful Arsenal man simply brushed him off. Bryan Robson tried to seize the ball, but Rocky eluded the former England captain with the kind of stepover that would make Cristiano Ronaldo swoon.
Then Rocastle's brain took over.
He looked up and spotted Peter Schmeichel just off his line. Sensing the opportunity, he floated a chip over the goalkeeper from 25 yards. The ball nicked the crossbar and bounced in off Schmeichel. Strength, skill and a bit of luck.
Vintage Rocastle.18 May 2011