Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Leandro Trossard will make his Arsenal debut this weekend against Manchester United..
After a bitter falling out at Brighton, the Belgian winger completed a £27 million move to Emirates Stadium on Friday afternoon. He has signed a long-term contract with his new club in north London and could make his debut this weekend.
Arsenal host in-form Manchester United at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon in what promises to be a stern test of their title credentials. Arteta was highly complimentary of Trossard’s ability after bolstering his attacking options, and he confirmed that his move was completed ahead of the Football Association’s registration deadline..
“We are really happy to have him,” the Spaniard said of the 28-year-old during his pre-match press conference. He’s a player we’ve been watching for a while, and now the opportunity has presented itself, and we need to find a front-line player who can play a variety of positions.
“He knows the league, has experience here and he can have an immediate impact. We must consider not only the short term, but also the medium and long term, and he provides all of this.
“When you look at what he’s done in the last few years, he’s a very intelligent player, and he definitely fits our way of playing..[I want to] improve as well. I know the manager is a great coach, and I hope to be a part of accomplishing great things and improving as a player in every way.
I’m really looking forward to seeing the fans in the stadium. I hope I can give you everything I have. I want to try to create as many magical moments as possible so that we can all celebrate together..
Trossard had an outstanding season for Brighton prior to joining Arsenal. In 16 Premier League appearances, he scored seven goals and provided three assists, earning him a place in Belgium’s World Cup squad..
He did not appear in either of the last two Premier League games after falling out with Seagulls manager Roberto De Zerbi.
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