I'm not taking anything away from Wayne Rooney here. His goal (despite flying in off his shin) against Manchester City was a marvellous one.
Sky Sports certainly thought it was. Since the goal I must have seen it replayed more times than Rooney has banged call girls.
However, despite the media having a gangbang over it, I still think that Andrei Arshavin's one against Barcelona the other night was better.
Call me biased, call me a twat, I don't care. As Paul Merson would say, Arshavin's goal was a 'worldy'.
I've heard that Rooney's was special because it happened in the Manchester derby. The most important derby since 1345. Well, given the circumstances, I agree with that. It was special.
The game was neck and neck, mano el mano and needed something out of the ordinary to win the game. Rooney provided the finish and United won. Well done.
I'd argue that Arsenal's second against Barcelona was more important and the game far more bigger than the Manchester derby though.
According to most people this Barcelona side are the greatest team on planet Earth. Some even say that they are the greatest team in the universe. Ever.
Like others I really rate this Barca team too and I have to say that their gaffer, Pep Guardiola, is a wonder. In fact, I'd love him to take over us when Arsene Wenger leaves the club.
Because of all this it was vital that we took something to the Camp Nou and because of our fantastic winner we will do.
The way we took Barcelona apart to score that goal was nothing short of magical. We cut them open more than a surgeon performing a heart bypass.
The ITV commentator (a right tool) said it was a Barcelona goal scored by Arsenal. Wrong. It was an Arsenal goal scored by Arsenal and not only that, it was better than Rooney's.
The importance of it is unrivalled, the execution was more deadly than Saddam Hussein's, and the whole build-up and finish didn't rely on one ounce of fortune.
It was football, and Arsenal, at its purest.
Had it come from Barcelona or, dare I say, Manchester United, people would have gone into a orgasm frenzy of epic proportions.
Rooney's strike, albeit brilliant, could have ended up on planet Mars. It didn't and was a great goal.
Arshavin's goal, at the end of a move tearing the best team in the world a new arsehole, was better. Much better.
Keep It Goonerish............