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Gary Lineker REALLY impressed by one fabulous Arsenal star against Bayern Munich

Gary Lineker was very impressed with one Arsenal player following his remarkable performance against Bayern Munich in the Champions League

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Gary Lineker could not contain his feelings about the performance of an Arsenal player against Bayern Munich in an electrifying showdown at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.

Arsenal secured a dramatic draw against the German champions, Bayern Munich, in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie, with Bukayo Saka and Leandro Trossard finding the net in front of a sold-out crowd at the Emirates.

With the Gunners currently leading the Premier League table, hopes were high as they sought to establish a strong foothold in Europe. The match kicked off with Arsenal showing early promise, taking the lead in the 12th minute courtesy of a remarkable curling strike from Bukayo Saka.

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However, Bayern Munich swiftly responded, with former Arsenal player Serge Gnabry levelling the scoreline in the 18th minute. The momentum shifted further when Harry Kane converted a penalty in the 32nd minute, awarded after William Saliba tripped Leroy Sane in the Arsenal box.

Nevertheless, Arsenal’s defence managed to thwart Bayern’s attempts to extend their lead, notably with a crucial challenge from Ben White on Sane.

The turning point arrived in the 76th minute when Arsenal mounted a spirited comeback. Leandro Trossard capitalised on a Bayern defensive error, slotting the ball into the net after a sequence initiated by Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Jesus. The Emirates erupted in celebration, with football pundit Gary Lineker lauding Trossard’s “fabulous and vital goal” that brought Arsenal level.

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Controversy ensued in injury time as Saka was brought down in the Bayern penalty area, but referee Glenn Nyberg dismissed Arsenal’s appeals for a penalty. Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand expressed his disbelief that a penalty was not awarded. “I cannot believe that hasn’t been given. That’s a clear penalty. I have my hands on top of my head. I’m in disbelief,” he told TNT Sports.

As the final whistle blew, the score remained deadlocked at 2-2, setting the stage for an enthralling second leg at the Allianz Arena. The draw leaves the quarter-final tie finely poised, with both teams eyeing a spot in the semi-finals.

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