There were many gasping in wonder on Tuesday night, as Olivier Giroud plucked the ball out the air for Arsenal’s second goal against West Ham.
For a spell on social media, “Bergkamp-esque” was used by all and sundry, which for an Arsenal striker is about as high praise as you can get.
Dennis Bergkamp, Dimitar Berbatov, Roberto Baggio, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo – its basically a list of some of the classiest forwards to ever grace the game.
Here is a top 10 list from the feedback we received. Feel free to disagree/add to the debate in the comments.
Videos are in chronological order…
Alex Del Piero (Juventus) v Fiorentina, 1994
Dennis Bergkamp (Holland) v Argentina, 1998
Rivaldo (Barcelona) v Deportivo La Coruna
Roberto Baggio (Brescia) v Juventus, 2001
Dennis Bergkamp (Arsenal) v Newcastle, 2002
Ronaldinho (Flamengo) v Fluminense, 2011
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) v Newcastle, 2012
Mesut Ozil (Real Madrid) v Barcelona, 2013
Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) v Aston Villa, 2013
Lionel Messi – on lots of occasions!