Former Arsenal player, Paul Merson, expressed his admiration for Arsenal forward, Leandro Trossard, stating the 28-year old would “get into the Manchester City team tomorrow” due to his impressive performances with the Gunners. Trossard, who joined Arsenal from Brighton in the January transfer window in a deal worth around £27m, has been a critical player since his arrival, contributing five assists and one goal in nine Premier League appearances.
Merson predicted that Arsenal would win against Crystal Palace 3-0, although he made this prediction before Patrick Vieira was sacked as Palace’s manager. Merson highlighted that Arsenal should put pressure on Manchester City by winning the match against the Eagles, as City is in the FA Cup, and the win will place Arsenal eight points above City, albeit temporarily. Merson argued that the Gunners’ captain has been producing consistent performance throughout the season and has led the team from the front; he also commended Bukayo Saka for stepping up in big games with vital goals.
Moreover, Merson praised Trossard, stating that he ticks many boxes and is a smart signing, and at £28 million, he has proven to be an excellent investment for Arsenal. Merson’s remarks are a testament to the impact and contribution Trossard has had at Arsenal. The Belgian has brought flair, creativity and decisiveness in the final third of the pitch, which were much-needed attributes for Arsenal.
While Merson praised Arsenal‘s performance this season, he acknowledged that Arsenal has got some tough games ahead. However, he argued that Manchester City‘s run-in is also challenging and not necessarily easier. Merson noted that Crystal Palace has a good chance in their upcoming games as they play teams that are below them in the standings, adding that the game against Arsenal may be a free hit.
In conclusion, Trossard has been an exciting acquisition for Arsenal, contributing significantly to the team’s recent climb up the Premier League table. His form has been impressive, earning him praises from pundits like Merson, who stated that he would get into Manchester City‘s team. Trossard‘s presence has improved Arsenal‘s attack, and his contribution may be the catalyst they need to challenge for a top-four finish at the end of the season.