Arsenal's Leandro Trossard on Bayern Munich second leg - 'All to play for!'

  • Arsenal managed a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich thanks to a second-half goal from Leandro Trossard, who is looking forward to the return leg in Bavaria
Arsenal FC v FC Bayern München: Quarter-final First Leg - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
Arsenal FC v FC Bayern München: Quarter-final First Leg - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Arsenal secured a 2-2 draw in its Champions League quarter-final clash against Bayern Munich... and Leandro Trossard is already looking forward to the return leg.

Leandro Trossard spared Arsenal's blushes in their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich with a sublime second-half strike to share the spoils at the Emirates.

After the Gunners took the lead through Bukayo Saka's sublime curling effort just 12 minutes, in, Bayern flipped the script and pounced on two Arsenal errors to take a 2-1 lead.

The visitors held that lead until Trossard, who was brought on as a second-half substitute by Mikel Arteta, got on the end of a sweeping move to slot home the equalizer with 15 minutes remaining.

With the game now delicately placed at 2-2, Trossard says the team hasn't lost confidence after what transpired at the Emirates.

“The confidence is really high, even without the game today," Trossard said via "We’ve been playing so well in the last few weeks and months, and it’s just nice that we had the equaliser as well, I think it was so important to go to Munich and have that result, so it’s all to play for.”

Luckily for Arsenal and Trossard, the away goals rule doesn't count anymore otherwise it would be a very steep hill to climb for the Gunners next week.

After dominating large portions of the game, this could feel like one that got away from Arsenal, and had Ben White's first half shot found the back of the net, things could have been vastly different.

But at 2-2, the tie could go either way, and if Arsenal harbors any intention of progressing to the next round, those little mistakes which gifted Bayern two goals, simply can't happen again.

All to play for, indeed.