Leandro Trossard: 5 Times Arsenal Winger Kept His Team in The Hunt for Silverware

Leandro Trossard: 5 Times Arsenal Winger Kept His Team in The Hunt for Silverware

Rene Otinga
updated at May 13, 2024 at 1:18 PM
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  • Leandro Trossard’s goal gave Arsenal all three points against Manchester United
  • The Belgian has been crucial for Mikel Arteta on several occasions this season
  • Arsenal have a solid chance of clinching the 2023/24 title at Man City’s expense

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Arsenal players seem to have learnt from their mistakes after last season’s dramatic collapse in the title race.

With only one game remaining, the Gunners could end Manchester City’s dominance by staging a dramatic title triumph on the final day.

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Leandro Trossard scored the winner for Arsenal against Manchester United on Sunday, May 13, 2024. Photo: Stu Forster.
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Mikel Arteta’s side has gotten many things right in the 2023/24 campaign, but there is an unsung hero who arguably deserves more recognition.

Leandro Trossard helped his side to all three points on Sunday, May 12, at the expense of Manchester United as Arsenal leapfrogged Manchester City to go top of the table.

The 29-year-old, signed from Brighton for £27m, has proven to be the ultimate clutch player for Mikel Arteta’s team thanks to his goals when it matters.

According to Transfermarkt, the winger has 17 goals across all competitions this season, including 12 in the Premier League.

Sports Brief takes a look at the several occasions when he kept his side in the title race and other competitions.

1. Equaliser vs Man City. FA Community Shield

On August 6, 2023, Trossard saved City from defeat in the Premier League ‘curtain raiser’ by cancelling out Cole Palmer’s opener with a goal in the 11th minute of added time.

The game went to penalties, and Arsenal won the shootout 4-1.

2. Scores winner vs Everton

The Gunners showed early signs of being title contenders in September by digging deep to edge Everton 1-0.

Trossard scored the only goal of the game with a side-foot finish in the 69th minute.

3. Late equaliser vs Chelsea

In October, Arteta's side was in danger of suffering a defeat against Chelsea in the London derby at Stamford Bridge after going 2-0 down courtesy of goals by Cole Palmer and Mykhailo Mudryk.

However, the Gunners showed commendable character by mounting a late comeback, as Declan Rice halved the deficit in the 77th minute, according to BBC.

Seven minutes later, Trossard popped up at the back post to score after Chelsea failed to clear Bukayo Saka’s cross.

4. Decisive goal vs Wolves

Trossard was crucial for his side with a goal that set them on a victory course against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

The Gunners held on to that solitary goal until the fifth minute of injury time when captain Martin Odegaard put the result beyond doubt.

5. Winning goal vs Man United

With everything at stake, Trossard was at it again against Arsenal’s old foes Manchester United on Sunday, May 12, as he sent his side top of the table with the only goal of the game at Old Trafford.

Champions League heroics

As an honourable mention, Trossard also had his moments in the Champions League.

He scored crucial equalisers in the knockout stages against FC Porto and Bayern Munich, but they were not enough to keep the Gunners in the competition.

What next for Arsenal?

Arsenal’s final game of the season will be against Everton on Sunday, May 19.

Potential Arsenal vs Man City tiebreaker

In other news, Sports Brief reported on how the Premier League title race would be decided if Arsenal and Manchester City were level on points and goal difference at the end of the season.

If this happens, the league will be decided through a tiebreaker based on goals scored and the team with the better head-to-head record against the other.

Going into the final game of the season, Arsenal are three goals better off than Manchester City in terms of goal difference.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.
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