Trossard moves to Arsenal for £21m

Leandro Trossard is the latest player to join Mikel Arteta’s title-challenging Arsenal side. Trossard has played a minimal role for Brighton since a disagreement with head coach Roberto De Zerbi, and the Belgian winger’s agent spoke publicly about the player’s desire for a move away.

Trossard joins Arsenal on a contract that runs until 2027, with the option to extend by a further year. In sixteen league appearances for the Seagulls this season, Trossard scored seven and assisted another three. Arsenal hope he’ll be able to add to that tally against Manchester United on Sunday – though his availability is dependent on how quick the paperwork is processed.

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Arteta confirmed that his new signing trained with the team on Friday, and will wear the number 19 shirt for the Gunners. Trossard also featured for Belgium at the World Cup, though the side suffered an early exit after a disappointing group stage campaign.

The 28-year-old joined Brighton in 2019 after spending the earlier stages of his career in his native Belgium. He has scored 25 times in 116 appearances for the South Coast team – in addition to five goals for the Belgian national team in 24 appearances.