Arsenal's top 10 goals of the 2023/24 season - ranked

  • Martin Odegaard, Kai Havertz and Bukayo Saka feature heavily in the ranking of Arsenal's top 10 goals from the 2023/24 season
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9. Gabriel Jesus vs Sevilla (A)

No matter how often I wax lyrical about Havertz making the transition to striker, I still endorse Jesus' value to the squad. The Brazilian No. 9 didn't ramdomly become a bad player. Instead, injuries and being asked to operate as a lone striker, a role hardly suited to his game, have hampered Jesus' time with the Gunners.

At his best, the 27-year-old can still deliver something special. Like when Arsenal made the trip to Sevilla for the UEFA Champions League on 24 October.

Jesus essentially put this game on ice when he received the ball in the left channel. A quick and nifty shuffle brought him into the box, where the ex-Manchester City man lifted the ball into the top corner.

It shouldn't be lost on anybody this superb individual goal began with Jesus receiving the ball out wide. He still does most of his best work from the flanks.

Maybe he has a future for Arsenal on the left? Or maybe Arteta will be bold enough to pair Jesus with Havertz through the middle?

We can dream.

8. Leandro Trossard vs Everton (A)

Back in the heyday of Wenger, it was the left side that put Arsenal's opponents to the sword. A feared trio of Ashley Cole, Robert Pires and Thierry Henry.

The present-day team inflicts its most telling wounds from the right. Where Saka, Odegaard and Benjamin White do the damage.

Odegaard and Saka were the architects of this gem of a goal at Everton on 17 September. They combined to cut the ball back for a lurking Trossard, who sliced a rasping shot well beyond a despairing Jordan Pickford.

Few, if any, Arsenal players strike the ball as cleverly, cleanly and consistently as Trossard. His intelligent feet became the season's most prolific source of clutch goals, starting with this one to beat the Toffees.

7. Eddie Nketiah vs Sheffield United (H)

One touch, a swift turn and a thunderous shot from the edge of the box arrowing into the top corner. That's how Nketiah completed his hat-trick against Sheffield United on 28 October.

The goal was special, not just for its execution, but also for how it differed from the ways Nketiah usually finds the net. A pocket-edition bundle of mischief, Nketiah normally creates his scoring opportunities by buzzing around defenders irritated enough to make a mistake. Or else he pounces like a true Fox in the box.

This time, Nketiah showed what he can do from distance. It was a reminder that he can be a complete striker and handle extended playing time.

Unfortunately, getting a greater workload will likely require Nketiah moving to pastures new.

Next slide: Goals 6, 5 and 4.