Pushing in the chips: Arsenal bet on Trossard
Arsenal got their player to strengthen them for the stretch run, let's learn about what he can bring
After flirting with João Félix on loan and chasing Mykhailo Mudryk, Arsenal have finally gotten their January attacking reinforcement in. Arsenal have signed Leandro Trossard from Brighton, the fee is reported at £21 million with an additional £6 million in potential add-ons.
This deal has moved fast, it was just a couple of days ago that this felt like something that was dead but this is surely the plan B after missing out on other potential attackers. Adam looked at if Arsenal should sign him (he was on board) and has really nice breakdown for why this is a smart move.
In this post, I will look at what Arsenal will be getting in this player, now that the deal is done.
His stats point to an above-average but short of an elite player. He does bring versatility having played from wingback to striker this season for Brighton and doing so looking quite good.
On my rating system, he rates better as a forward but is certainly a passable attacking midfielder. This is down primarily to not being much of a dribbler or a player that has above-average stats at setting up teammates.
Looking at the Arsenal squad, he really does seem to be an optimal fit.
He provides backup and rotation options on the left wing, left eight, and striker. In a pinch when desperate perhaps even a wingback.
This season he has created quite a bit of value with his end product. He has 7 goals and 2 assists this season, pushing to just under 0.6 goals plus assists per 90.
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