Despite scoring the game-winning goal against Burnley, Arsenal’s Leandro Trossard was gravely injured at the end of the first half.
After colliding with the post following his headed goal in the 45th minute, the Belgian had to be taken off by Arsenal’s medical personnel while holding his arm.
It came after a period of treatment for the former Brighton player, who lay on the turf inside the Arsenal box at the end of the game. His daring, however, gave Mikel Arteta’s squad the lead on the stroke of halftime.
Trossard came in for a few moments before the halftime whistle, still holding his right arm carefully.
The collision of people and woodwork also included Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford. Bukayo Saka nodded his head from the back post, and Trossard rose highest to direct it in.
Arsenal dominated the first 45 minutes, moving the ball around their opponents’ half and creating several chances. Kai Havertz blew two good chances, heading over from a corner and then having his shot blocked inside the box.
Saka had earlier come close to breaking the deadlock with a back-post header that confused Charlie Taylor, Trafford, and Jordan Beyer.
The 23-year-old centre-back nearly out through his own net, heading past Trafford and into an empty net, but it was clawed out on the line and then judged to be a foul in the build-up by Saka.
Trossard was playing at the center, with Eddie Nketiah on the bench. After halftime, the 28-year-old was allowed to continue.