Arsenal may have lost on the day, but only a select few were lucky enough to witness history being made and John Hilditch was one of them…
“I remember it being bitterly cold. We had Vince Bartram in goal, who was hopeless - there were rumours he was a Spurs fan - and he was especially hopeless that day.
“There were t-shirts being sold with the words ‘I was there when Jensen scored’ during the season. Sadly, I haven’t got one, but funnily enough when we went to Loftus Road later on they were selling t-shirts saying: ‘I was there when Jensen scored… and Allen, Gallen and Impey.’
“It was a cracking goal in fairness, right in front of the North Bank. It flew in and was almost worth waiting for.
“It’s a shame he didn’t wait for it to be 100 games without a goal and make it commemorative. When Ian Wright broke Cliff Bastin’s scoring record in 1997, the club put on a show and on the pitch before one game they had mascots from every club he scored against.
“They should have done that for every club Jensen didn’t score against. That would have been memorable.
“That season every time he got the ball and was within 30 yards of goal we used to shout ‘shoot’ and it was just off the scale once he did actually score.
“When he signed for Arsenal we thought we had a real player on our hands. You’d hear people say: ‘you can tell he’s international quality.’ Remember, this was someone who scored in the Euro ‘92 final against Germany.
“Having an international was a big thing then, and having one who wasn’t English or Irish was very glamorous. But it turned out he was much the same as David Hillier.
“It was New Year’s Eve and those games were always quiet. People were either hungover or went to the game to get away from their families.
“But people who stayed away missed a historical moment!
“It was one of George Graham’s last games in charge because we ended the season with Stuart Houston as manager and the team Graham left us with was dog shite.
“Our midfield included the likes of Hillier, Steve Morrow and Jensen. He sold good players like David Rocastle and got rid of Anders Limpar for Eddie McGoldrick!
“A group of us actually met Jensen in a bar in Madrid about 10 years ago. It was a quiet little place and we were having a few beers when he walked in. Someone spotted him and started singing; he looked a bit embarrassed.
"He was bald, so the curly hair was gone but he had a curly ‘tache and when we asked him for a song he started with: ‘We beat the scum 2-1’. I say ‘sing’, but it was more of a mime.
“I look at that era and the game that sums it up was against Sheffield Wednesday. There was all the razzmatazz beforehand because it was our first game on Sky. They had players like Des Walker, John Sheridan, Mark Bright and Chris Waddle but we had Jensen in the middle nullifying things.
“There was not one shot on goal from either side until the 92nd minute and it was from Ian Wright who scored and we won 1-0.”
John Jensen: Arsenal (1992-1996)
138 games and one goal