Arsenal fans appear to have found a new goalscoring hero, one who is helping them forget how their last one left the club. Lukas Podolski has hit three goals in his last three games and is beginning to look like excellent value as Robin van Persie's replacement.
The Germany international began Arsenal's UEFA Champions League fightback against Montpellier, with a calmly-taken equaliser, setting the Gunners up for a vital 2-1 win. The goal showcased Podolski's knack for cool and precise finishing and the greater movement he has brought to Arsenal's forward line.
He began the passing move which led to the goal, by exchanging a series of passes with Abou Diaby in midfield. Podolski then returned to his left-wing berth as the attack gathered momentum.
Eventually the ball was worked back into the middle, where Diaby threaded a nice pass to Santi Cazorla who then fired the ball into Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman deftly laid the ball into the middle of the box where Podolski finished the move.