What positions can Trossard play at Arsenal?

Arsenal is reportedly in talks to sign Leandro Trossard from Brighton after missing out on adding Mykhailo Mudryk to their squad in this transfer window.

The Belgian had recently been frozen out of the Brighton first team and has pushed to leave the Amex, after struggling with the departure of Graham Potter.

Trossard was one of the most in-form players in the Premier League in the opening weeks of the season and will be a terrific new signing, but what roles can he play?

A report on The Sun has revealed three spots the Belgian can play at the Emirates if Arsenal completes the transfer.

The report claims Mikel Arteta can use him in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Trossard playing on the left of the attacking three behind Eddie Nketiah.

He can also play in a number 8 role behind the striker in the same formation or as a false nine in front of the three attacking midfielders instead of Nketiah.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Trossard is a terrific player to have in your squad and Mikel Arteta must know how he wants to use the Belgian before moving for the attacker.

The Brighton man has enough Premier League experience to thrive at the Emirates and we expect him to deliver his best when on the field in red and white.

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18 Comments

  1. Great signing …. much better at this stage of season than Mudryk as we don’t want to upset the rhythm of the team. Summer we can go large but Troussard is experienced in PL and won’t worry being on the bench as he will definitely get game time. Also means more competition for everyone if he hits the ground running

    So dodged a bullet IMHO

  2. I see him as an attacking utility player because he can use both feet and he can play on the left wing, as a false 9, Attacking midfielder, and right wing.

    I am buzzing about this deal. I believe he will hit the ground running.

    1. Just watched some of his highlights and I can’t tell what foot he prefers. Very good sign.

      When everyone is healthy an attacking four of Nketiah, Trossard, ESR and Viera waiting to make an impact off the bench doesn’t sound too bad.

  3. Transfermarkt’s details on him:

    Main position:
    Left Winger

    Other positions:
    Attacking Midfield
    Second Striker

    They’re also showing his value at 30m euros as at Nov ’22 and less than 18 months left on his contract. On that basis, not such a great deal as it first seemed perhaps.

      1. Reported as £21m with addons on BBC, but £27m is about 30m Euros, so that’d be about the normal price…

        The point I was making in the last sentence above is that it’s not a great deal for someone who’s fallen out with his club and has only 18 months left on his contract.

        1. P.S. I’m not saying it’s a bad deal – we may have decided to pay that because we were fairly sure someone else would, which would bump up the price – and our need is probably greater than theirs with the Jesus injury.

  4. Now we need a CDM. Use the rest of the Mudryk money to get a CDM even if Jude Belligham or Rice has to come in the summer. We need a solution now.
    Elneny is even more injury prone now than Partey unless Zinchenko can help there

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  6. No offense, Martin, but “Mikel Arteta must know how he wants to use the Belgian before moving for the attacker” is not really an opinion, but a statement of loyalty, to save you from forming your own opinion.

    Which is perfectly fine; we don’t have to know or even guess where Trossard would benefit the team the best, but reiterating that the manager of the purchasing team must have a view on using the player has very little value added.

    1. Think he’s the better of the two Belgians we have been consistently link with.

      Not the greatest of deal in my opinion, but just what will required to assist with adequate rotation for Martinelli and even Saka.

      So that should be that for Belgian targets maybe we can have a look at Savic giving him a deeper role at Arsenal, he will improve greatly the playing out from back but we cannot and must not sign another average player like the slow Tielemans.

      This necessary signing will go a great distance in calming my nerves for now.

  7. The beauty of signing Trossard is that he is defacto two footed. Scores with both feet. He is not tall, about 5’7″ and a low centre of gravity. and almost always keeps his shots beneath the bar. Right or left or central, he can cover for Bukayo, Gabriel Martinelli and even Eddie. There are some similarities even to Gabriel Jesus and he can play as an inverted winger. Like Zinchenko he is an ‘intelligent’ footballer. He will be at his prime for at least 2 years. Perfect signing for our situation.

  8. Indeed a good signing for us rather than buying a still developing star from an infamous league. Trossard can help us hugely to win the league

  9. The signing of trossard is indeed the greatest so far. However the club management should consider him as a creative player with vast experience and also start him over nketia.

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