Former Arsenal captain William Gallas has raised a major concern over the club’s January signing Leandro Trossard.
THE LOWDOWN: IMMEDIATE IMPACT
Trossard arrived at Arsenal with a decent Premier League profile. Although he wasn’t the club’s first choice, he became an alternative after the Gunners missed out on Mudryk.
Mikel Arteta then moved swiftly to strengthen his squad and the Belgian made his way to the Emirates.
He was thrown into thick of the action for his debut against Manchester United and he played a role in Arsenal’s winning goal, which helped them maintain their lead over Manchester City in the title race.
THE LATEST: GALLAS’ DOUBTS
Gallas told gentingcasino: “I don’t know if Leandro Trossard is a good signing. He has a big profile like his fellow teammates but the question is, can he lift his level at a big club?”
“If it’s a good signing, he will help take Arsenal to victory. When you bring players to a big club, they have to play really well, so we need to wait and see what happens.”
The former Gunners skipper also talked about Mudryk heading the other way instead of coming to the Emirates.
He added: “Mudryk may have made a mistake, he had the opportunity to play for Arsenal.
“The way Arsenal play, he would have fit into that squad and at the end of the season, he may regret it. What if Chelsea do not qualify for the Champions League?”
“Arsenal may be the champions in the end. At the end of the season, maybe he will regret it. It could have been an opportunity for him to play well and in the Champions League next season.”
“However, Arsenal will have to move on, and now they will have the chance to bring in new players so that they can play with the players they want.”
THE VERDICT: TIME WILL TELL
On the basis of what the Belgian has shown in his first few games, he looks like a player who would make a difference in some games this season.
Whether he is a decent signing or not, time will tell but the early signs are good.