5. Leandro Trossard
The difference maker. Of course, the deflection on Trossard’s strike was very fortunate but his fake cross just beforehand was inspired and in football, you have to make your own luck.
The Belgian was only subbed on with fifteen minutes to go but he still managed to score the equaliser. The highest-scoring Gunner in pre-season, Trossard continues to be quality every time he plays.
There’s just something about the way he receives the ball and dribbles or links up with his teammates that moves me. The best players like Messi and Hazard move in their own way, and so does Leandro Trossard.
With only a few minutes on the pitch, he didn’t affect the game that much outside of his goal. But when the goal in question is a 90+9 equaliser, that point is a bit irrelevant.
Ben White also had a fantastic game with some great forays forward, Aaron Ramsdale looked cool and composed and Declan Rice had a great outing. It was a very solid day for the Arsenal team and fans and players alike should be relishing that opener against Nottingham Forest.
The title is there for the taking.