10 years ago: Wilshere's wondergoal stuns Norwich

Jack Wilshere celebrates scoring against Norwich City in 2013

10 years ago today, Jack Wilshere combined with Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud to score one of the best team goals in Premier League history.

Norwich City visited Emirates Stadium on October 19, 2013 looking for their first win at our home since 1992, but just 18 minutes into the contest they were swept away by a breathtaking piece of football.

The move began and ended with Jack, who collected the ball deep in his own half before finding Kieran Gibbs, who fed Cazorla on the left flank. The Spaniard advanced into the Canaries' final third, and played a one-two with Wilshere before laying it off to Giroud.

He in turn played an intricate one-two with Wilshere and one more delicate little flick allowed Jack to beat the offside trap and sidefoot past John Ruddy to score what was incredibly his first Premier League goal at Emirates Stadium, and set us on our way to a 4-1 victory.

The strike was named Match of the Day’s Goal of the Season for 2013/14, and still comes out on top of various supporters’ discussions as to the best-ever goal we’ve netted.
Reflecting on the magical moment to in 2020, Jack said: "It's going to sound mad, but that used to happen all the time in training. Whether it was doing play-throughs unopposed or whether it was with defenders, that is Arsene Wenger, that's the way he wanted to play.
"He wanted to play that quick stuff. I remember he used to do a drill where he would, I'm not lying, line up 15 mannequins on the edge of the box and there would be three of us and we used to have to take two touches and navigate our way through it as quickly as we could. We used to do that all the time.
"I didn't know how good the goal was but I remember Giroud came and celebrated with me saying: 'that was special' but in my head I was thinking: 'we do it all the time in training'. 
"When I was walking off at half-time, Nathan Redmond was at Norwich at the time. I remember him coming up to me and saying: 'mate, you need to watch that goal back, that was special'. It wasn't until like after the game really when I saw it and I thought 'that was nice'.”

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