As Arsenal were well on the way to hammering to Sunderland, and with Olivier Giroud already back on the scoresheet with a double to put them two up, Tomas Rosicky received the ball wide right after another period of sustatined Arsenal pressure.
What happened next was arguably one of the best team goals in the history of the Premier League, as the little Czech Republic captain fed Santi Cazorla, beginning a series of perfect one touch passes that also saw Jack Wilshere and Giroud contribute, before the former Dortmund man found the Frenchman's ball and dinked over the onrushing Vito Mannone.
It came just a few months after another outstanding team goal by the Gunners, when Jack Wilshere finished off a move which was again full of wonderful one touch football.
Rosicky's goal was perhaps more incisive and direct than Wilshere's, but, coming as it did after the loss to Bayern in midweek, it is a timely reminder of the kind of football Arsenal are capable of.
And all without Mesut Ozil too!
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