Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas was seriously impressed by Leandro Trossard’s goal for Arsenal against Everton.

Leandro Trossard scored the only goal as Arsenal recorded a 1-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Despite their total dominance, the Gunners weren’t able to break the deadlock against the Toffees until the 69th minute. At that point, following a smart short corner routine, Bukayo Saka played the ball off to Trossard in the box. The Belgian attacker produced a pin-point accurate first time shot with his left foot which went in off the post.

The goal secured a well-deserved three points for the Gunners, and capped off a fine individual display from Trossard.

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The £90,000-a-week ace had not been named in Mikel Arteta’s starting XI. However, he was introduced to proceedings in the first half after Gabriel Martinelli sustained an injury.

Whilst Arteta will be hoping that Martinelli isn’t sidelined for long, Trossard showed that he can very much be trusted to deputise in his absence. The 28-year-old is now in pole position to start for Arsenal in their upcoming fixtures, with a Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven to come on Wednesday, before Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium.

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Jenas wowed by Trossard strike

Jermaine Jenas was certainly excited by what he saw from Trossard against the Toffees. Discussing the 28-cap Belgium international’s goal on Match of the Day 2, he said, “this is where Arsenal are at their best – one and two-touch play. The finish from Trossard is absolutely sensational.”

The technique and placement of the finish were top class and the entire move was a moment of quality that Everton had no answer to.

Trossard’s quality demonstrates the excellent strength in depth Arsenal currently have in their first team squad. This will be vital if the north London club are to achieve their aims for this season, and seriously compete across all the competitions they are in.

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