Exclusive: Fabrizio Romano praises “smart” Arsenal transfer deal after record-breaking performance

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Football transfer news expert Fabrizio Romano has praised Arsenal’s smart work on signing Leandro Trossard from Brighton in January.

The Belgium international had impressed with Brighton before sealing a big move to the Emirates Stadium in the middle of the season, though there may perhaps have been one or two eyebrows raised at the time, as it followed the Gunners appearing to miss out on their first choice target Mykhaylo Mudryk, who ended up joining Chelsea instead.

Still, Trossard has been superb for Arsenal, contributing one goal and five assists in his last seven games, including three in the first half against Fulham yesterday as Mikel Arteta’s side kept their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Arsenal fans will be thrilled with how quickly Trossard has settled in and made an impact, and Romano clearly thinks highly of the work the north London giants did with this deal.

Leandro Trossard set up three goals in one half for Arsenal vs Fulham

“Arsenal were hugely impressive again yesterday, and Leandro Trossard in particular with three assists in the first half against Fulham – a new Premier League record,” Romano wrote.

“In my opinion, it’s such a smart, good signing by Arsenal. I didn’t have any doubt to be honest. He’s a serious player, Premier League proven, wanted by Edu and Arteta in the most difficult moment after missing out on Mykhaylo Mudryk. Arsenal have been fast and smart, this makes the difference on the market.”

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  1. To think we intended to develop mudryk after his purchase before being a key part of the team long term only for him to move over to rivals where he was thrown into the cold hands of PL oppositions expecting him to start pulling trees ASAP but here we are taking advantage of the more experienced leo trossard (PL and all round wise) situation at brighton…what a blessing in disguise.

  2. Truly a good signing.
    Arsenal just got in two experienced players that will serve the team for 2 seasons while the younger players will ease up in transition to become top class.
    It’s lovely to watch these boys play and they will get even better if no injuries between now and end of season. The synergy is unique .

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