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Leandro Trossard Expresses Joy Over Crucial Goal as Arsenal Shatter Goodison Park Hex


Leandro Trossard Expresses Joy Over Crucial Goal as Arsenal Shatter Goodison Park Hex [BBC MOTD]
Leandro Trossard Expresses Joy Over Crucial Goal as Arsenal Shatter Goodison Park Hex [BBC MOTD]

Leandro Trossard radiated happiness as his perfectly placed strike played a pivotal role in Arsenal's exceptional start to the 2023-24 season, breaking their longstanding curse at Goodison Park against Everton.

Initially, it seemed that Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli had handed the Gunners a first-half lead, only for VAR to step in and nullify the goal amid moments of jubilation.



Undeterred, the Gunners, who had entrusted David Raya in goal over England's Aaron Ramsdale, maintained their dominance throughout the game. Their persistence was ultimately rewarded when Belgium's Leandro Trossard struck in the second half, his shot clanging off the post before nestling into the net.


Trossard's goal assumed monumental significance as it enabled the North London club to secure a key victory on Merseyside, breaking a six-year dry spell and marking their fourth triumph in five games at the start of this season.

In the aftermath of the Merseyside triumph, the hero of the match, Leandro Trossard shared his thoughts with Sky Sports, saying: "It's always nice to help your team, especially with a winning goal.


Leandro Trossard's second half goal banishes Arsenal's Goodison Park hoodoo [BBC MOTD]
Leandro Trossard's second half goal banishes Arsenal's Goodison Park hoodoo [BBC MOTD]

"I think it's a great action. I called B (Saka) and he saw me with a perfect lay-off. It went in perfectly and I'm very happy. I've been practicing all my life on both feet and you can see it helps you. It's so helpful if you're good on both feet - you can go both ways and score off either."


Reflecting on Arsenal's historically poor record at Goodison Park, Trossard remarked: "We knew and we wanted to win the game. It's always a hard game, they give you a hard time but we defended the box well, got a couple of chances and took one of those chances."

Discussing Arsenal's strategic use of short corners, he noted: "They have a lot of tall guys and they're good on set-pieces. We wanted to exploit them. We work hard on everything tactically."



Regarding his role within the team this season, Trossard acknowledged the fierce competition for positions, stating: "You know the competition in the team - we have so many good players. I'm happy at the moment and happy I could contribute with a goal."


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