Happy Birthday Arsene; the best goals of the Wenger era at Arsenal 7 years ago

Happy Birthday Arsene; the best goals of the Wenger era at Arsenal

He might be 64 today, but it looks like Arsenal still need him, and here’s the pick of the goals from his years at the helm.

While trophies may have dried up in recent seasons, the start to the new campaign suggests that at long last, Arsenal may be contenders for silverware again this season. Since he took over in September 1996, the Frenchman has won three league titles and four FA Cups and overseen some of the best football ever seen in the English game.

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Just last weekend, Jack Wilshere scored a goal that even Wenger admitted was ‘one of the best Arsenal goals’. With that in mind, and because it is his birthday, here’s 10 other absolute peaches from Arsene Wenger's time in charge of the Gunners.

Dennis Bergkamp v Leicester

One of the earliest goals on this list, and one of the very best. Genius

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0Qnm5UP7A0

Kanu v Chelsea

Crazy game, crazy goal, crazy commentary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyjeVOTzRbA

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Sylvinho v Chelsea

Another stunner against their London rivals

Dennis Bergkamp v Newcastle

Featuring three of Wenger's greatest players (Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and Bergkamp) the move was slick and the wizardry of the Dutchman to beat the hapless Nikos Dabizas was out of this world.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKNtSARH-l8

Thierry Henry v Manchester United

A ridiculous goal, one that always makes me feel sorry for Denis Irwin

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Thierry Henry v Spurs

Nothing too fancy here, just raw speed and strength to beat the entire Spurs team, including another Irish full-back, Stephen Carr.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhEpeDFMM1o

Tony Adams v Everton

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Symbolic of the melding of George Graham's defence with Wenger's continental flair, this goal by Adams, to seal the 1998 title, was as surprising as it was special.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp7l4Tmdi_g

Andrey Arshavin v Barcelona

A brilliant game from 2011 wrapped up with a brilliant goal

Robin van Persie v Charlton

This moment of aerial brilliance is still stupendous

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbTSkIJQvwg

Robin van Persie v Everton

Another volley from the Dutchman, equally as impressive as the one above