A defender's job is to keep the ball out of their own net, so when they score goals for themselves, it is often a rare yet exciting feat.
Plenty of world-class defenders have donned the shirt of Arsenal, and many have managed to chip in on the offensive end from time to time. An elite back must not only be sound defensively, but also be capable of getting involved with the attack as well.
And players like Tony Adams, Nigel Winterburn, Lee Dixon, Kolo Toure and Thomas Vermaelen are such defenders that have bagged a stunning goal or two in their Arsenal careers, and many are worth viewing.
Here are 10 absolute cracking Gunner goals scored by defenders, in no particular order.