Arsenal forward Leandro Trossard sends Mikel Arteta selection message

On the counterattack, Trossard scored his second from a ball by Kieran Tierney to put the Gunners up 4-2 in the 78th minute.

FOOTBALL Arsenal forward Leandro Trossard sends Mikel Arteta selection message

Mark Kinyanjui 15:33 - 18.11.2023

‘The way we play football is fantastic’ -  Leandro Trossard aims dig at Brighton following brilliant first year at Arsenal

Arsenal forward Leandro Trossard has sent his manager Mikel Arteta a selection message, saying he has nothing to improve on in order to get a regular starting role.

The Belgian was a surprise signing for the north London giants last winter, joining the club for £21 million upfront after missing out on winger Mykhailo Mudryk who moved to Chelsea.

The 28-year-old has since been a revelation, scoring seven goals and registering 12 assists in 36 games. He has averaged a goal contribution in every 88 minutes for the Gunners.

In an interview with Het Laatste Nieuws, Trossard has now said that he is very satisfied with his performance at Arsenal and wants to make it difficult for the manager to drop him.

“I am very satisfied with my performance at Arsenal. We are doing well, and I am happy that I can contribute to that,” he said.

“A permanent starting place? I don’t think anything needs to improve. I am doing well and can’t do more then make it as difficult as possible for the coach.”

The Belgian attacker added that he does have any preferential position and went on to emphasise that he has made more progress in terms of watching football under Mikel Arteta.

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Trossard also aimed a dig at his former employers, Brighton, saying that the playing style is “very different” and the football is “fantastic”. 

“For me, it doesn’t really matter where the coach puts me. I have played just about everywhere in recent years. Where the coach puts me, I will play my match. I don’t really have a preference. Pressing occurs with both Arteta and Tedesco.”

“They both want to win the ball as high as possible on the pitch in order to create chances. Under Arteta, I have made the most progress in terms of watching football. The playing style is very different from Brighton. The way we play football is fantastic. I have learned a lot tactically.”