In Sunday’s Premier League encounter between Arsenal and West Ham, Michael Brown felt Leandro Trossard might have done far better with an early opportunity.
With three points each from Manchester City and Liverpool on Saturday, the Gunners desperately needed to win. And in the London Stadium, Leandro Trossard seemed to give Mikel Arteta’s squad the lead for a fraction of a second.
Halfway through the first half, a brilliant cross from Bukayo Saka gave Trossard a clear header in the six-yard area.
At West Ham, Leandro Trossard wasted a great chance to put Arsenal ahead.
The Belgian, though, had no chance of hitting the target. Alphonse Areola was not challenged by the careless header. Michael Brown revealed his amazement at how poorly he handled the moment in an interview with BBC Radio Five Live.
Fantastic play on the right side. Saka just opens it up with a fantastic cross, using his left foot. The six-yard area is where it has wandered. Trossard is there, hands on his head, which is not surprising. All he has to do is touch it, make a mistake, and attempt to head it with a small amount of force, he said.
The first goal didn’t take long for the gunners to score.
Thankfully, Arsenal’s error did not result in any losses. The second half of the first was amazing, with four goals from the Gunners before the break.
Among those who found the back of the net was Trossard, who struck a stunning shot into the upper corner to make the score 4-0.
When the first few chances escaped Arsenal’s grasp, their supporters must have been worried. Naturally, the main topic of conversation concerning the Gunners this season has been their lack of a vicious goal scorer.
Before halftime, though, Arsenal did establish a clinical advantage. Among those who would have been especially happy that the miss did not return to haunt them was Trossard.