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Jack Wilshere: Arsenal v Norwich 2013


Our infographic football posters map out iconic sporting moments as art prints. Hang the moment Jack Wilshere waltzed through the Norwich defence with a touch here and a flick there on the wall - the perfect gift for any Arsenal football fan.

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My favourite goal story from Tom Canton

Arsenal to me was encapsulated in Jack Wilshere’s goal against Norwich City. Despite the goal not being from the era of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, Arsene Wenger’s philosophy shone brightly in the move. Not only did the goal display the quick one touch passing and movement which made teams like ‘The Invincibles’ so special but it combined other aspects of the French manager’s influence on the club. Wilshere himself was an academy product who was simply crafted to play for Wenger. A small, diminutive midfielder with a great touch, explosive dribbling, and an eye for a pass. If only injuries hadn’t been so cruel. The assister Olivier Giroud, known for scoring some great goals himself, symbolised the ability of Wenger to find a player for a reasonable price and extract the best from them. Whilst Giroud may not be thought of fondly now amongst supporters, as part of the 100 club at the Gunners and the assister for two FA Cup final winning goals he will always have my thanks. Despite neither scoring nor assisting in the move, the passing of Santi Cazorla is often missed from the goal. The Spaniard is a favourite of many Arsenal fans from the Emirates era and that goal wouldn’t have been possible without his involvement. He too was another brilliant Wenger find and arguably one of the best to represent what Arsenal fans love in a player adorning the red and white.