Arsenal are set to secure Brighton forward Leandro Trossard as the Gunners aim to give Mikel Arteta the firepower to win the Premier League title. Arteta is eager to strengthen his attack as his side look to hold on to their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League, and in Trossard they would be securing a ready-made addition with experience in the English game who is eager to move on.
Arsenal have long been admirers of Trossard, who was on their shortlist of targets in the summer of 2019, when they ultimately opted to sign Nicolas Pepe for a club record 72 million. Make sure to give House of Champions a follow for coverage of the biggest games, stories, transfer news with Fabrizio Romano, and everything else going on in the world’s most popular sport. After missing out on Mudryk, Arsenal have adapted to their circumstances, this remarkable scenario beyond all but the most fevered of Arteta’s dreams at the start of the season.
Mudryk, a 22-year-old of promise and potential, would have been the signing for where the Gunners expected to find themselves:
A club building a project for the long term around the best young talent they could get their hands on. Considering that the Ukrainian’s price ultimately ballooned to nine figures for a player with 50 appearances in the Ukrainian top flight and Champions League, Arsenal may well have avoided an expensive risk.
A team that have set out on the second briskest pace of any club in this division’s history have earned themselves an eight-point cushion at the top of the table. Before his falling out with De Zerbi, Trossard predominantly played as a center forward though for most of his Brighton career he has operated on the left flank. That might appear to be one of the spots in Arsenal’s squad where they have requisite depth but adding another body behind Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe does open up new avenues for Arteta.