Stars impending move to Arsenal ‘makes sense’ fans are told!
Sky Sports’ Nick Wright has claimed that a move to Arsenal makes sense for Leandro Trossard.
Arsenal were recently given the green light to make a move for the Belgian – who is a player that many Premier League clubs are eyeing up – and now – reports on the Sky Sports website have claimed that Arsenal have entered talks over a possible deal after agreeing to pay the asking price for the attacker
And according to Nick Wright – a move makes sense for Arsenal – he told Sky Sports: ‘At 28 years old (he’s 28 until he’s 29, just so we’re clear), Leandro Trossard differs in profile from Arsenal’s other recent signings. This is a player for the here and now. Experience over potential.
‘He might not set pulses racing like the explosive Mykhailo Mudryk, a player Arsenal regarded as future superstar, but while his ceiling is not as high, Trossard offers plenty the Ukrainian doesn’t.
‘For a start, there is the Premier League experience he has gained at Brighton, where he has made 116 appearances across four seasons, missing only a handful of games and scoring a healthy number of goals, with seven of his 25 coming this season.
‘That experience makes him a safe bet to slot straight in at Arsenal, which is precisely what’s needed given their reliance on Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka as they seek to sustain their title challenge.
‘Trossard’s versatility is another asset. He is primarily a left winger, much like Mudryk, but this season he has also featured at number 10, as a false nine, and even at left wing-back. Graham Potter, Roberto De Zerbi’s predecessor, also used him on the right.
‘Mikel Arteta has often spoken of how highly he values players who can slot into different roles and Trossard, who is also a senior international for Belgium, can offer depth right across the frontline.
‘He looks a good fit stylistically too. De Zerbi felt his effort levels had dropped off in recent weeks amid the speculation around his future but the statistics highlight an impressive work-rate, with only three players – Kevin de Bruyne, Martin Odegaard and Jack Harrison – winning possession in the final third more times this season.
‘His age means he would not arrive with huge scope for improvement or re-sale value, but his contractual situation makes him a relatively cheap option and his proven quality is appealing.