Jack - I didn't realise how special that goal was


Jack - I didn't realise how special that goal was

Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere

In October 2013, Jack Wilshere combined with Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud to score one of the best team goals in Premier League history.

The strike helped guide us to a 4-1 win over Norwich and is still talked about by fans all over the world.
"I get tagged in it every other day on Twitter," Wilshere told our 'In Lockdown' podcast. "I knew I wasn't offside. 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'. Then I saw it back and obviously I started the move in our own half, but that was what the boss wanted.
"I remember when I was walking off at half-time and Nathan Redmond from Southampton, he 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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