Arsenal are reportedly showing an interest in Leandro Trossard as Brighton & Hove Albion could sell the Belgian with one year left on his deal.

According to Voetbal Belgie, Leandro Trossard has emerged as a target for Arsenal, who are exploring the market for a wide attacker. The 27-year-old Belgian international has a year left on his deal at Brighton, who could look to cash in or risk losing him on the free next year.

Few would remember Arsenal being strongly linked with Leandro Trossard three years ago when Unai Emery was manager. Many players were considered for the wide position back then before Arsenal eventually bought Nicolas Pepe in a club-record deal.

Trossard ended up joining Brighton & Hove Albion, despite grabbing the attention of some bigger clubs in that window. However, the Belgian international has done well with the Seagulls and has entered the final year of his deal, which could prompt the club to accept a reasonable offer from suitors.

Arsenal are reportedly keen on signing the 27-year-old attacker, who finished the 2021/22 season with eight goals and three assists. The Gunners have been in the market for a wide attacker with Pepe expected to depart from the Emirates, and Trossard could be a financially effective option.

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Other names like Raphinha have been linked with Arsenal recently, while notable stars like Serge Gnabry have also been mentioned. However, the 27-year-old Brighton man could be a realistic target for the Gunners, considering the price tag and availability.

Mikel Arteta does not want a disruptive signing that could destabilise the prospects of Gabriel Martinelli or Bukayo Saka. Instead, Trossard could be the ideal player to inject quality into the attack, and he is versatile enough to take up multiple positions in Arsenal’s offensive unit.

Brighton could accept a cut-price fee for the Belgian international, who has only a year left on his deal. As long as the Seagulls make a modest profit over their original investment in the 27-year-old, Arsenal should have no problems getting this deal through.

Manchester United and Newcastle United are reportedly interested in the attacker. Whether increased attention in the Belgian leads to Brighton attracting bigger bids remains to be seen.

The 27-year-old is at the stage of his career where he will feel a big move would be necessary to improve his CV. Brighton may be on the progressive trajectory, but if a player has ambitions to win trophies or compete at the top, a transfer away from the Amex would be suitable, giving Arsenal the chance to snap him up.

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