Leandro Trossard: A look into the new Arsenal signing

Arsenal needed attacking reinforcements since they had recently missed out on both Joao Felix and Mykhailo Mudryk when Chelsea hijacked their deals thanks to Todd Boehly’s financial backing. They took advantage of Trossard’s deteriorating relationship with his manager, which happened after a training ground bust-up with one of his teammates in Brighton.

Arsenal bought Leandro Trossard from Brighton in the winter transfer window for 24 million euros. The Belgium international came into the limelight for his outstanding performances for his former club Brentford.

He currently has 8 goals in the Premier League (one for Arsenal and seven for Brighton).

He is enjoying his best-ever season in England and recently became the first opposing player since Andrey Arshavin to score a hat-trick at Anfield. He was pivotal in Brighton’s wins over the ‘Big Six’ clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool.

No Arsenal player has scored more Premier League goals than Trossard, who has netted seven times in 2022/23 at a rate of one every 189.4 minutes. While Martinelli has been able to match his tally, he has made more appearances this season and is currently averaging a league goal every 219.1 minutes.

Trossard scored his first goal of the 2022–23 season adding Brighton’s second in the 2–0 away win at West Ham on 21 August, helping maintain their unbeaten run to 11 games against the Hammers in the Premier League.

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He scored his first home goal of the season on 4 September, putting Brighton back ahead in the eventual 5–2 home win over Leicester. In their next match on 1 October, Trossard became the first Brighton player to score a Premier League hat-trick in the 3–3 away draw at Liverpool.

His first-half double meant he was the first player to score two first-half goals at Anfield since Wigan’s Amr Zaki in October 2008. Trossard’s hattrick also meant he had scored four goals in two appearances at Anfield. Trossard scored his 100th club career goal on 22 October, pulling one back, in the eventual 3–1 away loss at two-time defending champions Manchester City.

The former Brighton winger scored his first goal for Arsenal but the Premier League leaders missed the chance to move eight points clear at the top as Ivan Toney earned resilient Brentford a deserved point. After a goalless first half in which the Bees hit the woodwork through Toney, the Gunners took the lead when Trossard struck at the back post four minutes after coming off the bench.

Arsenal has very testing times ahead and every Gunner would be hopeful to see their new signing perform and give them the necessary ancillary to help them stay at the top.

Arsenal are still at the top of the premier league with 3 points clear of Manchester City. Their upcoming match against Manchester City would definitely prove to be a tempestuous affair.