Harry Kane (of all people) praised one “dangerous” Arsenal player vs Bayern Munich

  • Arsenal drew against Bayern Munich
  • Harry Kane was at the centre of the action
  • After the match, Kane praised one “dangerous” Arsenal attacker
Arsenal FC v FC Bayern Munchen: Quarter-final First Leg - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
Arsenal FC v FC Bayern Munchen: Quarter-final First Leg - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Harry Kane returned to his favourite North London club last night. Unfortunately for Arsenal fans, though, it was a prolific outing at the Emirates Stadium for Kane, who sat David Raya down from the spot (something that not many Champions League players can say).

It was a game which was action-packed and unsurprisingly, the former Tottenham player was at the centre of the action. Not only did he score but he could have easily been sent off for recklessly elbowing Gabriel in the face, obviously on purpose too. Still, the officials didn't cover themselves in glory, with both Arsenal and Bayern Munich having plenty of reasons to complain.

After the match, Harry Kane remained respectful. In his post-match interview, he gave a fair analysis of the match and he singled out one Arsenal player as making a key impact from the bench and for bringing a level of "danger" to the Bayern Munich box.

Harry Kane praised one “dangerous” Arsenal player vs Bayern Munich

Speaking to TNT Sports (via TBR), Kane said: “Obviously, disappointment (that Arsenal equalised). But look, it was a tough game. I think leading up to that goal we lost two or three duels in a row. [Gabriel] Jesus in the box is really dangerous with the chop he has and unfortunately for us, he found Trossard there. Overall, it was a really tough game."

A fair analysis from Kane, all things considered (never did I think I'd be saying that). Gabriel Jesus made all the difference when he came off the bench and as a centre-forward who offers different traits, Kane was the best player on the pitch to recognise that.

Gabriel Jesus certainly made a case to start the 2nd leg in Munich. Before his arrival, the Arsenal attack was predictable and they were beaten to loose balls. Having Jesus come off the bench to keep a close control of the ball in the opposition box caught the Bayern defenders out and he proved that there is plenty more to offer in the away leg.

Needless to say, Kane praising Gabriel Jesus won't make any Arsenal fan forget about his reckless play, something he has clearly brought over to Munich from his days with Tottenham. Violence on the pitch is never excused and he should hang his head in shame for trying to injure other players.


Do you think Gabriel Jesus should start in the second leg against Bayern Munich?