Leandro Trossard is a Gunner, and We are Loving It!!!
As expected, there were some good words from Edu Gaspar and head coach, Mikel Arteta, following his acquisition.
“We’re delighted to have completed the signing of Leandro Trossard. We have a clear plan and strategy for our direction, and it’s been a great team effort in bringing Leandro to the club.
“Leandro is a player who will give us a high level of quality going forward. I know Mikel and our coaches are excited to start working with him. Welcome Leandro!”
From the quotes above, Edu makes it clear that the signing of Trossard was a carefully thought out move, despite the drama surrounding his exit from the club. Arteta on the other hand, was quick to focus on his attributes and what he will offer to the club in the short and long term,
“It is good work from everyone at the club to complete the signing of Leandro. He is a versatile player with high technical ability, intelligence and a great deal of experience in the Premier League and at international level.
“Leandro strengthens our squad as we head into the second part of the season and we’re all looking forward to working with him. We welcome Leandro and his family to Arsenal Football Club.”
I’d touched on the pro and cons of signing the attacking midfielder, but I must commend that way Arsenal moved swiftly, following the disappointment of losing out on Mykhailo Mudryk to Chelsea. Trossard can be registered on time to feature against Manchester United and I am loving the prospect of the debut goal against our arch-rivals on Sunday.
Trossard will also be expected to feature in the FA Cup and Europa League, as Mikel Arteta shuffles his pack, with the major focus being the Premier League, a competition Arsenal hasn’t won since 2004. There was a nice touch from his former club, Brighton, thanking him for the memories, and that was quite a highlight reel. There was a bit of sour grapes from his former boss, Roberto de Zerbi, but frankly, we don’t care.
Arsenal has gotten themselves a vastly experienced player in the peak of his powers, and will be willing to test himself amongst the elites, as the club aims to finish at pole position in the Premier League this season. The project at Arsenal is very enticing and the higher ups would have weighed the situation and determined that Trossard was good enough to play a part and contribute this season.
The player himself has stated that he wants us help the club achieve its dreams. That’s sure of a good way to start.
He’s certainly no Mudryk, but he’s a player that will do his bit to add his name into Gooner folklore in the coming seasons. He was handed the #19 jersey currently worn by Nicolas Pepe, so it will be an interesting preposition when the Ivorian winger returns from his loan spell at OGC Nice.
Leandro Trossard is a Gunner and we are loving it!!!
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