A self-indulgent post this morning, one of my favourite all-time Arsenal players with an enduring and enjoyable Highbury memory, a moment that can be conjured from the mists of time without any trouble whatsoever.
It was not a good Liverpool side, they were still declining from the previous season and have yet to win the title. This was the last encounter between the two sides in the old Football League Division 1, the Premier League came into existence from August 1992.
What better memory of the match than this goal (at 27 seconds on the clip below)? Mike Hooper the Liverpool goalkeeper on the day, was a noted ‘twitcher’ and his walkabout suggested that he thought he had seen the Lesser Spotted Gull Warbler on top of the West Stand. That you suspect made up Limpar’s mind to shoot; the goal is outstanding for the vision as much as the execution.