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GGG45: Freddie Ljungberg v Juventus, 2001

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

Although this goal belongs to Freddie Ljungberg, it is surely the wizardry of Dennis Bergkamp that secures its berth in our top 50.

Having lost both of their opening Group D games in the second stage of the Champions League, Arsenal needed a win against Juventus to get back in the quarter-final running.

They did just that - with some style - epitomised by Ljungberg's classy 88th-minute strike that sealed all three points for the Gunners.

The Swede had opened the scoring in the 20th minute and Thierry Henry fired home a 25-yard free-kick to make it two seven minutes later. However, Stuart Taylor's bizarre own goal in the 51st minute opened the door for an unlikely Juve comeback.

But as the visitors pushed for their equaliser, the Gunners hit them with a sucker punch two minutes from time.

It was Ljungberg who led the counter-attack, surging through the midfield to find Bergkamp on the corner of the area. With two Juventus defenders around him, the Dutchman twisted and turned out of danger before somehow lifting a perfect through-ball to the Swede who had continued his run.

Despite the best efforts of the advancing Gianluigi Buffon, Ljungberg prodded his effort up and over the keeper and into the net.

A fine finish, made great by Bergkamp’s build-up.

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