Arsenal forward, Leandro Trossard has praised his teammates for an “aggressive” comeback to draw 2-2 at Chelsea.
Cole Palmer’s penalty and Mykhailo Mudryk’s chipped goal had Chelsea set for victory in their London derby against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, until Declan Rice and Trossard struck late to rescue the Gunners a vital point.
“It’s really well done to the boys to not get our heads down, and keep on working,” commented Trossard on Arsenal’s comeback as he scored the equalising goal in the 84th minute from Bukayo Saka’s cross – just six minutes after he had replaced Gabriel Martinelli.
Trossard also acknowledged that Arsenal could won the game but must take that momentum into their Champions League trip to Sevilla on Tuesday 24 October.
“That’s how you can even win games as well. We need to take that with us and focus on the next game.”
Trossard’s equaliser was the Belgian’s second league goal of the campaign – with his first goal also scored away from home in a 1-0 win at Everton last month.
Reflecting upon his latest goal, Trossard said: “I’m really pleased [to score], obviously it’s nice if you can help the team with either a goal or an assist, and today, that went my way and I’m happy it gave us a point.”
The 28 year-old however struggled to describe how Arsenal managed to come from two goals down to snatch a draw, as he continued: “It’s not easy to have an explanation on that, but we just changed the gear in the second half a bit more.
“We played better, we were more aggressive, and you have to win your duels as well. I think we did better in the second half, and we can score goals like that.”
Looking ahead to Arsenal’s midweek trip to Sevilla, Trossard iterated that his team must approach that clash with the same attitude as they took to Stamford Bridge.
“We’re going to approach that game the same way we wanted to win this game as well. It’s a Champions League game and we’re looking forward to it.”