VIDEO: Who scored the best Arsenal v Chelsea goal - Kanu or Essien?

Arsenal Against Chelsea

Arsenal and Chelsea have scored some fantastic goals against each other over the years, but who scored the best - Kanu or Essien?

Nwankwo Kanu (Chelsea 2-3 Arsenal, 1999)

The gangly Nigerian striker went down in Premier League history after leading the Gunners to a stunning comeback. Goals from Tore Andre Flo and Dan Petrescu had given the Blues a 2-0 lead, and with 15 minutes to go, it looked like the game was dead.

But Kanu, who had moved to Highbury earlier in 1999 from Inter Milan in a deal worth just over £4m, had other ideas. Having hit two in eight minutes, Kanu then won the game in injury time by scoring this stunning goal, rounding Ed de Goey and curling the ball into the top corner from a seemingly impossible angle.



Michael Essien (Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal, 2006)

In December 2006, Jose Mourinho's Chelsea were chasing the leaders and hoped to beat Arsenal in order to give themselves a better chance of winning the title. Sound familiar? Of course, the situation is similar tonight, but it's unlikely that we'll see a goal as incredible as Michael Essien's.

Mathieu Flamini gave Arsenal the lead and with time running out, Chelsea threw everything at the Gunners. Frank Lampard knocked the ball back to Essien, who was filling in at right back, and the Ghanaian slammed the ball into the net via the post, rescuing a point for Mourinho's men.


image: © Ronnie Macdonald

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch