Arsenal: Lukas Podolski wins Goal of the Season

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The official Arsenal website has been running a poll to decide the Goal of the Season award - and today it was announced that Lukas Podolski's volley against Montpellier in the Champions League is the winner with 40% of the votes.

The poll was put up a couple of days ago on the official website and it gave the fans a chance to pick their favourite from a list of nominated goals - and it was Podolski's strike that ran away with it.

The same day it was announced that Santi Cazorla won the fans' Player of the Year, meaning two out of the three summer signings won an award in their debut season.

The goal that won the award came in the Champions League as Arsenal hosted Montpellier in the group stages - and it was a goal that stunned the Emirates Stadium.

The play started with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain making a run from the half-way line to the edge of the penalty area; the Englishman then passed the ball to Podolski, who gently rolled the ball into the path of Olivier Giroud.

The French striker then produced a superb first-time over-the-top ball, which looped over the back-four and into the path of Lukas Podolski, who then struck the ball with his left foot on the volley and it flew past the Montpellier goalkeeper.

It was a sensational strike from the German international and it rightfully won the Arsenal Goal of the Season award.

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With 40% of the votes, Podolski's strike ran away with the award, but in second place was Theo Walcott for his solo goal against Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium. The runner-up earnt 21% of the fans' votes.

The goal that finished off the top three was Santi Cazorla's cheeky backheel against West Ham United, which earned 10% of the fans' votes.

However, Podolski's long-range strike in the same game also earnt 10% of the fans vote, so they finished in joint-third position.


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