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 Tony Adams putting the finishing touches on the title at Highbury in 1998
Read on for the story of his goal and click the PLAY button above to watch our FREE video clip.
Adams v Everton (H) 05-03-1998
If anyone were ever to draw up plans for the perfect goal to cap a title-winning season, this could be it.
When relegation-threatened Everton came to Highbury in May of 1998, Arsenal were on the brink of winning their first title in seven years. And as this was the final home game of the season, the supporters at the old stadium were desperately hoping the Gunners would seal the deal that day.
They would not be disappointed.
Arsenal stormed to a three goal lead, and with one minute left it was party time at Highbury. And Tony Adams had yet to put the icing on the cake.
David Platt had just tried to put Ian Wright through on goal but Everton’s goalkeeper, Thomas Myhre, raced out of his box to clear his lines with two headers. Don Hutchison collected the ball on the right flank but Platt put his foot in to knock the ball away from the Scot.
Adams, meanwhile, had been tracking an Everton player who had dropped deep looking for a pass from Hutchison. The Arsenal skipper saw his opportunity to join the attack. He stormed forward and left the loose ball to Steve Bould, who was stationed in an unfamiliar midfield position after replacing Chris Wreh.
Bould timed his pass perfectly, floating the ball over the Everton back line into the path of Adams. The captain was through on goal but one-on-one situations such as this were hardly familiar.
Adams didn't hesitate. He controlled the bouncing ball with his body and lashed a half-volley into the net. The supporters went wild and Adams held his arms high as he was mobbed by his teammates.
It was the perfect way to confirm Arsène Wenger's first Premier League title and it remains one of the most iconic moments in Arsenal's history.