Leandro Trossard confident that Arsenal can topple Bayern Munich

Leandro Trossard confident that Arsenal can topple Bayern Munich

Leandro Trossard believes a “top level” performance is required to topple Bayern Munich after salvaging Arsenal a 2-2 draw from a captivating Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Gunners substitute Trossard levelled with 14 minutes remaining on Tuesday evening to leave the tie perfectly poised ahead of next week™s return match at Allianz Arena.

Former Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry and ex-Tottenham striker Harry Kane had turned the contest in Bayern™s favour following Bukayo Saka™s early opener.

œThey have showed how they can hurt us so we need to work on that for next week, Trossard told his club™s website.

œIf we are at our top level, we can beat them. Hopefully we can finish it there.

œThe confidence is really high. We™re playing so well the last weeks, months and it™s just nice that we had the equaliser.

œIt was a perfect goal for us and it was a great feeling.

œIt™s so important to go to Munich and have that result, so it™s all to play for.

Ben White wasted a golden chance to double Arsenal™s lead after Saka™s 12th-minute strike sparked wild scenes at Emirates Stadium.

A defensive lapse allowed Gnabry to equalise before England captain Kane converted from the penalty spot when Leroy Sane™s mazy run was halted by the dangled leg of William Saliba.

The Premier League leaders were later given a let off when Swedish referee Glenn Nyberg opted not penalise a bizarre handball by Gunners defender Gabriel inside his own 18-yard box.

Trossard capitalised on the fortune by clinically finished his 13th goal of the season following fine work from fellow replacement Gabriel Jesus before Arsenal were denied a last-gasp penalty when Bukayo Saka went down under a challenge from goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Mikel Arteta™s men were left with contrasting emotions at the end of a breathless affair.

œIt™s a mixed feeling, I would say, said the 29-year-old Belgium forward.

œWe started so well the first half - the first 15, 20 minutes we could have been up by three goals - and then you can see their quality, especially up front they have individual quality.

œThey are so strong on the counter attack and that™s where they hurt us. At the end, we™re happy with the equaliser and we have to do it there. It will be a tough game.

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