Wrighty’s goal was voted number 35 in the Gunners Greatest Goals vote back in 2017
This strike is conclusive proof that Ian Wright was not only a great goalscorer but a scorer of great goals, too.
Swindon Town may have conceded 100 goals in their only Premier League season, but there wouldn’t have been many better than the stunning chip which claims No 35 in our list.
Rock-bottom Town were on something of a run when the Gunners travelled to the Country Ground on December 27, 1993. After grabbing a 2-2 draw at Anfield a fortnight earlier, Swindon had recorded only their second League victory of the season in their previous outing. The Gunners on the other hand had just one win in five.
But this one was always going to be a mismatch. On any other day Kevin Campbell would have got the plaudits with his superb hat-trick against the Robins but the calibre of Wright’s goal, which made it 4-0, overshadowed his strike partner’s achievement.
In the final minute of the contest, Nigel Winterburn fed Wright 40 yards from goal and with his back to goal. With no Swindon player within 10 yards of him, the striker had time to turn, spot Fraser Digby off his line and shoot.
The chipped right-foot effort sailed over the stranded keeper and into the net via the left-hand post.
Even the Swindon fans behind the goal had to applaud it. Pure magic from Wrighty.
Bit early for such a write-up for Nobbs’s goal but it was also top drawer.