Fabrizio reveals Arsenal are in “advanced” negotiations for Brighton star

Arsenal are believed to be closing in on a move to sign Leandro Trossard from Brighton this month, with personal terms already claimed to have been agreed.

The Gunners missed out on a move to sign Mykhailo Mudryk, who joined Chelsea from Shakhtar Donetsk earlier this month, and we still await our first signing since the window opened.

We may not have to wait too long for our club to announce a new addition however with Fabrizio Romano claiming that we are closing in on a deal to sign Trossard on a permanent deal, with the Seagull’s in-form star claimed to have agreed terms with our club.

Earlier this week there were reports that Chelsea were interested in the Belgian forward, and it could well be that we could now snipe their target. I’m a fan of the 28 year-old, who I think could be a great option to play at CF or in the wider roles with a number of fixtures still to play out this term. He is enjoying his best season in the Premier League, and he could well be the ideal signing to help us in our bid to win our first title in 20 years.

Do you rate Trossard as one who could improve our chances of lifting this season’s PL title?



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  1. As we were in advanced stages to sign and had apparently agreed terms with Mudryk I think I’ll wait until he actually signs before believing anything that’s come from ‘ insiders ‘.

  2. I’m not believing anything until it’s official, Arsenal board has a way of dealing with fans mercilessly.

  3. Best bit of buisiness Arsenal/Edu/Arteta could do. Premier League ready and in his prime. Will score goals. Plays Arsenal style football. Intelligent footballer like Odegaard and Zinchenko. He will help us stay on course for all this years trophies. Happy making news if it materialises. Good fortune for our great club.

  4. I’ll be honest ,way more excited for this than the Mudryk signing and probably for a third of The price ,premier league ready, amazing technical ability and finishes well ,very similar position to Martinelli though .

    1. DK, I agree with you – a proven PL player.
      My only issue would be this trouble he has with his present club.
      We all know MA’s rules and how he is ruthless with anyone who will not / cannot work within them.
      Apart from that, he will be a welcome addition – just need Zaha or his ilk to complete the picture with Jesus returning.

      1. @Ken
        I think the issue was the spuds might have turned his head and his relationship turned sour with their manager ,what’s great is that he as great experience along with the ability ,and at 28 makes a mockery of the silly talk that this and that player doesn’t fit into Arsenal’s age profile (whatever nonsense that is ),great signing IMO ,not sure what the fee will be but he was out of contract in the summer but Brighton had the option of extending that for a further 12 months I believe , 30 million ? Maybe .

  5. Not the most exciting signing for me (he’s good but unlikely to get any better?), but could be a very sensible and timely one to help us carry on our great form. Let’s see if it happens.

  6. Trossard ticks a lot of boxes imho, adept with both feet, can play across the front three and we know versatility is something Arteta likes, scores against the big teams home and away which is something we could really use, our april fixtures include Liverpool (a) Man City (a) and I think Chelsea (h), adapting to our system should not be a problem because Brighton play a similar style to us. We should bid £20M upfront with add-ons if necessary and for those questioning his age he only turned 28 in December which is still quite young in this day and age and can get a good 3-4 years out of him.

    Ofcourse nothing is done yet until he signs on the dotted line, just waiting for the inevitable Chelsea hijack attempt news.

  7. If this is for 20-25 mil, this another brilliant piece of business.

    Versatile, 28, PL proven, cheap – What more can you ask for for a back up.

    1. It doesn’t appear that he likes being a back up. If it’s made clear (and he accepts) that he’ll be a regular squad member with plenty of game time, I think he’ll be quite a catch.

      1. With respect to Brighton, there is huge difference between being back up for a team chasing the PL title.

        1. lets hope he realizes this as well. If Mikel gets his total commitment and it is accepted he wont be a starter then bring him on board.

  8. Absolutely no need for this guy, unless he costs 5million. We didn’t even need mudryk, but he atleast looked like he could become something special.

    We should be spending any money we have on savic, we have an abundance of wingers, with martinelli we could push to striker if required. if nketiah gets injured we recall Balagun. The. Jesus comes back.

    So let’s not waste money or players slots on mediocre

    1. Tojo, you are wrong friend. I hope he can prove that if we get him. He is not mediocre, better than you think.

      1. So who’s getting dropped? because right now, we don’t need him. Even less so when Jesus comes back. I say he’s mediocre because he’s not better than our current options, nor do I want to see any of those lads missing opportunities for this guy, they are all better.

        1. Tojo You seem to be under the misapprehension that squads can go without injuries, fatigue, loss of form . Are you of normal intelligence, I AM BOUND TO WONDER!!

    2. Depending on your definition of mediocre. Arteta is a professional, likewise Edu, I don’t think you know better.

  9. Unusually among the constant JA rumours , almost all of which are merely kite flying exercises, THIS TROSSARD rumour has the strong whiff of truth and I EXPECT him to be in our squad by this time next week.

    I will assume it will now happen, despite Chelsea’s desire to buy every player out there ( which will BTW, store up a HUGE and ENJOYABLE Gooner reaction problem for them down the line. Hurray!).

    Whether it will be a great success or not, may depend on many difficult to predict factors, fee, wages, his attitude in the squad, injuries, durability, stamina, courage, humility and more besides.
    He is however already a PREM PROVEN PLAYER AND THAT IS A BIG PLUS! aND AT 28 he is also another and welcome more experienced player, of which at THIS time , we are short.

    1. Did you not say jon ,only 3 days ago that trossard would not interest the realistic Arteta ,now you expect him to join the squad .

    2. I don’t state that I know better, however I’m well versed in our team. along with the positions the players play or can play. Wingers are not a p iority for us, we have players who can play across the front three coming out of eye balls.

  10. I would rather go for Thuram or Madueke. But if price and wages are fine, I guess it’s a good move, it may help us in the short trem.

  11. Solid piece of business. More short-term minded but that’s totally fine. Think he is ready to have an instant impact. Mudryk for all his hype still very much a raw player that is prob going to take some time to adjust. Trossard all around a solid performer, and I’m sure Arteta has better knowledge about what went down at Brighton. Can’t add a bad ego to this squad. At 20-25mill as well, this should allow us to make the moves we want to in the summer too. (i hope the club now realizes they have to be aggressive in those summer moves as well. Or a certain American clown will blow us out the water).

  12. If we really want the EPL title THIS year Leandro Trossard is a big signing. He’s only just turned 28 and at his peak Top stuff. Makes me happy. We want to win it THIS year.

  13. OT for Admin
    Has Dan Smith sent the PL predictions this week.
    As I can’t seem to find it.
    Ist match is today between Man City and Tottenham

  14. Last season he got 8 goals and theee assists, 5-5 before that and 5-3 before that, not really sure what he’s proven here. But that’s mediocre to me.

    Let’s not waste our wage budget on this guy

  15. Character seems to be the issue. Falling out with his current management doesn’t sound like the kind of player Edu would buy.

    Perhaps they know something about the details of the issues that we don’t, or their assessment of the player is more informed, but what I’ve read worries me. The issues described sound like another Aubameyang in the making.

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