Arsenal have all but completed the deal – they hope Leandro Trossard can feature against Manchester United this weekend.
In what has been an excellent season so far for Arsenal, Mikel Arteta’s men face their biggest test yet. This weekend, the Gunners host Manchester United. With news breaking today of Leandro Trossard signing, he could even be available for the fixture.
Only this afternoon, breaking news from Fabrizio Romano suggested that the Gunners had completed the deal, with both club and player terms agreed. He even threw in a ‘Here we go’, if fans weren’t convinced enough already.
Leandro Trossard to Arsenal, here we go! Full agreement reached between clubs w/Brighton for £27m — personal terms agreed. Exclusive news confirmed 🚨⚪️🔴 #AFC
Trossard will sign his Arsenal contract soon — medical tests will take place in London. Contracts to be prepared soon. pic.twitter.com/O1IrrAFkVo
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 19, 2023
It’s a very, very fast deal and one the Gunners can be proud of. The deal is complete only 24 hours after the first contact, which demonstrates Arteta’s desire to get him in. The only thing which needs completing now is Trossard’s medical, but that won’t take much longer.
According to Goal correspondent Charles Watts on Twitter, Arsenal are hoping to make him available for the upcoming game against Manchester United. Given the injury to Gabriel Jesus, Trossard could be an exceptional addition to their front-line, as he needs no time to adjust to the Premier League.
Arsenal hoping Trossard could be signed in time to feature this weekend. Initial fee is around £21m, with add-ons (taking it up to around £26m).
Medical not been done yet, but is imminent. Very fast moving deal done.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) January 19, 2023
To read today’s Arsenal transfer news, click here.
Even if Leandro Trossard features from the bench against Manchester United, it’s a significant upgrade, one which could tip the game in Arsenal’s favour. The front three of Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka is rather solid and is proven to fire in big games, however, if United’s defence proves tricky, Trossard will more than likely hold the key.
Do you think this is good or bad business from Arsenal?