OFFICIAL: Arsenal announces the signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton

  •  Arsenal complete the signing of Leandro Trossard for £27m from Brighton to turn the tables on Chelsea.

OFFICIAL: Arsenal announces the signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton
OFFICIAL: Arsenal announces the signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton

Arsenal have announced the complete signing of Leandro Trossard in a £27million transfer from Premier League rivals Brighton.

The 28-year-old Belgian winger is the Gunners’ first signing of the January transfer season and gives a welcome boost in attack as he leads a bid for the title. He will wear the Gunners’ No. 19 jersey.

The departing Brighton player contributed three assists along with an eye-catching seven goals in 16 Premier League games this season, significantly exceeding expectations for the Seagulls.

But he joins a side with different aspirations altogether, with the prospect of a first Premier League triumph in 19 years a real possibility at Arsenal.

Trossard had less than 18 months to run on his contract with the Seagulls – after the club activated a one-season extension earlier in January – before Arsenal swooped in.


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To complete the transaction, sporting director Edu was able to take advantage of a deterioration in the player’s relationship with Brighton manager .

After Trossard returned from the World Cup in Qatar, De Zerbi was not pleased with his attitude and barred him from training, drawing a scathing retort from the Belgian’s agent.

Edu said: “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!”

Manager added: “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.”

 

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