Arsenal closed out the 2012 calendar year in style with an impressive 7-3 victory over Newcastle at the Emirates. In that game Theo Walcott made a great case for being given his preferred striker position. All three of his goals were high quality. Olivier Giroud added two within 13 minutes of coming off of the bench. Also contributing were Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who rounded out the scoring with a goal each.
While the 2012 calendar year has been an up-and-down one for Arsenal, there were many amazing performances and important goals scored throughout the year.
Other important 2012 goals came in identical 5-2 defeats of Tottenham in the home leg of the North London derby. The first was in February of last season and the second came just last month.
With plenty to choose from, these are the best Arsenal "Goals of the Month" for 2012: