Conor Henderson demonstrated why Arsenal fans have plenty to be excited about after scoring a superb goal in Ireland Under-21's 4-2 win over Italy on Monday night.

The Arsenal midfielder received the ball just inside the Italy half before advancing forward and unleashing an unstoppable effort from all of 35 yards to leave goalkeeper Mattia Perin completely helpless.

Conor Henderson
Henderson has made just one appearance for Arsenal in the FA Cup [Reuters]

Henderson is yet to make a first team appearance in the league for Arsenal but he will be hoping to make an impression over the coming months after coming back from a career-threatening injury.

The 21-year-old suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in the summer of 2011 and was only able to make one reserve team appearance last season.

However, he impressed during pre-season and his strong performance for Ireland will certainly have caught the attention of manager Arsene Wenger.

It was a good night for Henderson's team-mates as they managed to defeat Italy, despite ending the game with just nine men after Derrick Williams and Anthony Forde had both received red cards.

Defeat to Hungary last week meant that Ireland could not qualify for the European Championships, but they finished with a flourish as Sean Murray and Aaron Doran [two] added to the goal from Henderson to seal the victory.

Murray had put Ireland in front in the 23rd minute but Luca Caldirola managed to find an equaliser just 12 minutes later as Italy looked to end their qualifying with another victory.

Italy were already guaranteed qualification as group winners but they could do little as two goals in as many minutes just before the hour from Doran and Henderson gave Ireland a 3-1 lead.

Doran then scored his second of the game eight minutes from time, before highly rated AC Milan youngster Stephan El Shaarawy grabbed a late consolation goal.

See the amazing goal from Conor Henderson below..