Arsene Wenger has called Jack Wilshere’s opening goal one of the best he’s ever seen.
The England midfielder combined with Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud with a series of increasingly intrictate flicks before calmly slotting the ball home with his right foot, and the Arsenal manager was quick to praise the beauty of the strike.
“It was certainly one of the best goals,” he said, “one that I enjoyed the most as well because it was a team goal. It had combinations and the speed which you always like your team to play with, unfortunately it doesn’t happen always. This one was a mixture of technical quality, speedy thinking, quick reaction and as well being calm in front of goal.
It had nearly everything you want to have, combined speed and calm and relaxed attitude. It was a great goal. I think we have scored some good goals this season already.
“All the goals were great, but the first was exceptional because it was improvised, combination play.”
And Wenger also had praise for today’s opponents who, despite the scoreline, made life difficult for the Gunners.
“We won 4-1 and their keeper had a good game. But I think as well that Norwich played well, so it is strange. They made it difficult for us. We had a difficult period between 30 and 60 minutes where we struggled a little bit to keep our game going.
“I would come out of the game thinking Norwich is a good team.”13,887 views