Declan Rice’s dramatic late strike against Manchester United has scooped our Goal of the Month award for September.
The midfielder pipped fellow summer signing Alessia Russo by just a single per cent to claim the award, amassing 32 per cent of all the votes from the shortlist of six.
Declan’s first golden moment in our colours came in the sixth minute of stoppage-time at Emirates Stadium against the Red Devils. Bukayo Saka swung a corner to the back post where Declan was able to chest it down to his feet.
In the same movement, he swivelled and swung his right foot at the ball and saw it clip the foot of Jonny Evans and deceive Andre Onana between the United posts, to score his first Gunners goal and spark unbridled joy inside our home.
Speaking post-match, Declan said: “To score and feel the stadium erupt with the sigh of relief that we got the three points from such a massive fixture, it’s incredible and what we play football for.”
It is the second successive month Declan has claimed one of our club awards, after he was named our men’s Player of the Month for August.
See all the best goals from our men’s, women’s and academy teams in September below:
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