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Arsenal have announced the signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton in the winter transfer window.
Trossard is the third Belgian in Arsenal history after Thomas Vermaelen and Sambi Lokonga.
The Belgian will wear the number 19 shirt of the Gunners.
According to the information, the deal is for 4 and a half years and costs Arsenal 27 million euros.
“We are delighted to complete the signing of Leandro Trossard,” sporting director Edu said via the official website. “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 provide us with a high level of quality in the future. I know Mikel and our coaches are excited to start working with him. I welcome Leandro.”
For his part, Mikel Arteta, technical director of Al-Janzer, told the official website: “It is a good job from everyone at the club to complete the signing of Leandro. He is a versatile player with high technical ability, intelligence and a lot of experience in the English Premier League and internationally.
“Leandro strengthens our squad as we approach 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.”
The club said the player will be eligible to feature in an Arsenal shirt against Manchester United next Sunday.
“I’m really excited to get started,” Trossar said after joining Arsenal. “It’s a big club and I’m ready to show the fans what I can do. Everyone saw how we’re doing really well and I’m here to help them achieve their dreams, including me.”
And he continued: “Arsenal told me they really like me as a player, that I will fit in and I know how they want to play. It helps me to be flexible and that I can play in different positions. they look forward to working with me and vice versa. I’m really excited to work with them and I think Mikel is a great coach.”
According to reports, the Trossard deal took place in just 24 hours as compensation for the Mihailo Modric deal.
Modric was a target for Arsenal in the current winter transfer window before Chelsea finally settled the deal.
The Belgium international has made 16 league appearances for Brighton this season, scoring seven goals and assisting a further three.
The 24-year-old joined Brighton from Belgian side Genk in the summer of 2019.
Trossard played 24 international matches for the Belgium national team, scoring five goals.
Arsenal are top of the English Premier League standings with 47 points from 18 games, 8 points ahead of their nearest rivals Manchester City.
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