Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton for a reported fee of £27m including add -ons.
The 28-year-old signed a four-year deal with the option of another year to become the Gunners’ later signing.
The Belgian international is delighted to team up with the Premier League leaders.
“I’m going to take it day by day, work hard and try to help the team to achieve their goals. [I want to] get better as well. I know the manager is a great coach and I hope to be involved in doing great things and getting better as a player in every aspect.
Welcome to The Arsenal, Leandro Trossard ❤️
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 20, 2023
Arteta said it is important to sign players who can adapt immediately.
“He knows the league here and I think he can have an immediate impact in the team,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said.
it is “very important” to sign players who can adapt quickly.
He said: “We have to think short-term but also medium and long-term and I think he gives us all that. He’s a very intelligent player.
“When you look at his career and what he has done in the last few years, he is a player who fits our way of playing for sure and we are happy to have him.”
Trossard scored seven goals and bagged three assists for Brighton in the Premier League this season.
He is expected to make his Premier League debut against Manchester United on Sunday.
Trossard has been handed the number 19 jersey.