Leandro Trossard scored Arsenal’s 1000th goal against Burnley, and the Belgian was simply happy to help his team go into the international break with a win.
Leandro Trossard scored the opener against Burnley right on the stroke of halftime as the Gunners had to grind their way to a lead.
While the goal wasn’t Trossard’s flashiest, but it was just as important. Coming off a 1-0 loss to Newcastle, getting a win to steady the ship was important, and it sent Arsenal on its way.
Trossard got on the end of a Saka header and put his body on the line to ensure he got the goal he was craving.
“In the moment I headed the ball I tried to protect myself,” Trossard said via arsenal.com. “But I hit the post with my forearm and it was really painful but it’s ok and the pain has calmed down.
“It’s always nice to score a goal, of course, that helps your team to win a game and that’s what we did today so it was really important to go into the international break like this and we have done it.”
Trossard looked to be in quite a fair bit of pain afterward, but the forward shook it off to be the most influential player on the pitch for Mikel Arteta’s team.
But what did the manager think of Trossard’s goal, which happened to be Arsenal’s 1000th?
“It was an important one, and it was a really brave one because he put his body on the line to score it,” Arteta said via arsenal.com. “He’s going to be next to that beautiful number so well done to him.”
The goal against Burnley was Trossard’s sixth of the season, and the forward is making a case for a starting role with Gabriel Jesus out.
While the international break likely has come at the wrong time for the Belgian, when Arsenal returns to league action against Brentford, Arteta will have some thinking to do regarding who he starts up forward.