GGG42: Dennis Bergkamp v Tottenham, 1996

It's time to reveal the Gunners' Greatest 50 Goals - as voted for by Arsenal's fans.

Dennis Bergkamp makes his second mark on our Top 50 by icing the cake in a rain-soaked north London derby.

Arsenal had only won one of their previous six games and were smarting from a narrow defeat to Manchester United when Spurs arrived at Highbury. But, as they say, the form book goes out of the window on such occasions.


Dennis on the derby

Ian Wright handed the Gunners a 28th-minute lead from the spot but Andy Sinton equalised with a bobbling long-range effort just before the hour mark.

A disappointing draw looked on the cards until the 88th minute when Tony Adams slammed his side into the lead with a fierce left-footed strike.

Tottenham were shell-shocked but Arsenal, and particularly Bergkamp, weren’t done yet.

Wright, wide on the right-hand side, twisted away from Ruel Fox with a clever pirouhette before swinging a high, looping cross towards the Dutchman at the back post.

At such an acute angle there seemed little danger but this was Bergkamp. His first touch was truly sublime; it controlled the high delivery, escaped the attentions of Stephen Carr and set himself perfectly for the strike. Then, of course, the finish was perfect.

He may have only been a few seasons into his north London sojourn but the celebration confirmed the importance of a derby goal.

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