More goals than Jesus, more chances created than Martinelli and he’s a better dribbler than Saka! How Leandro Trossard’s stats compare to Arsenal’s forwards as the Belgian closes in on a £27m move to the Gunners
Leandro Trossard is poised to join Arsenal in a £27million deal as Mikel Arteta looks to strengthen his attacking options with the Gunners leading the way in the Premier League.
The Belgian has been one of Brighton‘s leading performers in recent seasons, having managed 25 goals and 14 assists in 121 games, but is now set to make the switch to north London this month.
Martin Odegaard has announced himself as one of the league’s best midfielders, Bukayo Saka is a threat on the right-wing, and Gabriel Martinelli has become a consistent performer, meaning Trossard will have to make an instant impact.
Brighton’s Leandro Trossard is poised to complete a £27million switch to Arsenal this month
The Gunners have been free-flowing in attack at times this campaign, failing to score just once all season so far, and are second for both most goals scored and fewest goals conceded.
So how do his numbers compare with his new team-mates’? On the surface, Trossard ranks quite highly amongst the Gunners’ leading attacking players.
Since the start of 2020-21, only Saka (56) and Odegaard (53) have played more games than Trossard (50), and the pair are the only two to play more minutes than the Belgian – who has been an almost ever-present for the Seagulls with 4135.
Only star pair Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard have played more minutes than Trossard
Similarly, only Odegaard and Saka managed more passes in the same period, and it is the same story for chances created – with his 70 behind only the Gunners star pair, who dwarf his total with tallies of 107 (Saka) and 117 (Odegaard).
Saka and Odegaard are the two most consistently high-ranking of Arsenal’s attackers, but Trossard does come close to them in some categories.
He has as many goals as Odegaard (15), and more than Gabriel Jesus and Martinelli (13), Emile Smith Rowe (10) and Eddie Nketiah (7) with only Saka registering more (17).
Saka is Mikel Arteta’s top scorer since the start of the 2021-22 Premier League season with 17
An adept dribbler, he again…