Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton on a long-term contract.
Trossard has emerged as a transfer target for the Premier League leaders after the Belgian demanded an exit from AMEX. The two clubs quickly agreed A deal worth around £27m and he will help out now Arsenal While seeking their first league title since 2003/2004.
Arsenal added that they were “hopeful” that Trossard would be available to face Manchester United on Sunday, having submitted all relevant documents.
Gunners sporting director Edu said: “We are delighted to have completed the signing of Leandro Trossard. We have a clear plan and strategy for our direction and it has been a fantastic team effort to bring Leandro to the club.
“Leandro is a player who will give us a high level of quality in the future. I know Mikel and our coaches are excited to start working with him. I welcome Leandro!”
Manager Mikel Arteta added: “It is good work from everyone at the club to complete the signing of Leandro. He is a versatile player with great technical ability, intelligence and a great deal of experience in the Premier League and at international level.
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“Leandro is strengthening our squad as we head into the second part of the season and we are all looking forward to working with him. We welcome Leandro and his family to Arsenal Football Club.”
Trossard remains Brighton’s top scorer in the Premier League so far this season with seven appearances, although he made just three appearances after the World Cup break and has not played for them in 2023. The 28-year-old’s last game was the fourth. 2 defeat against Arsenal on New Year’s Eve.
He scored 25 goals in 122 matches for him Brighton After signing from Genk and making his international debut for Belgium in 2020. He played 24 times in total for the first team and scored five goals, appearing in their disappointing 2022 World Cup campaign.