Transfer news: £22m attacker wants to join Arsenal as Emery eyes summer swoop

By on February 7, 2019

According to Football London via the Metro, Leandro Trossard is keen to join Arsenal this summer as Unai Emery targets a swoop for the £22m-rated Genk attacker.

Unai Emery was in the market for another winger last month but with finances tight at the Emirates and the boss only able to secure loan deals, we struggled to land our targets such as Ivan Perisic and Yannick Carrasco.

With Danny Welbeck set to leave when his contract expires in June, Arsenal are expected to be in the market for another winger once again this summer and this time Emery will have a reasonable budget to spend.

The Metro are citing a report from Football London that claims Arsenal are now plotting a summer swoop for Trossand after identifying the Genk winger as a prime transfer target.

The report says Trossand is keen to secure a move to north London and Arsenal can seal a deal at around £22m – which will be within budget and represent a cheaper option than other reported targets such as Pepe or Cengiz Under.

Football London claims that Arsenal made their interest in Trossand known back in November but couldn’t get a deal done in January so we’re pushing to sign the 24-year-old ahead of the summer window.

The report says we could face competition from Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg but Arsenal will be well-placed to secure his signature if Trossard opts for a move to the Premier League.

The Belgian attacker is enjoying an excellent campaign having provided 17 goals and 8 assists in 29 appearances so far this season so he’d give us another threat in the final third if we could lure him to the Emirates.

Trossard is predominantly a left-winger but he can also play in central areas so he’d give Emery another option in attack – which is badly needed right now as we’ve lacked creativity at times this season.

The fact is, Arsenal aren’t going to be competing at the top end of the transfer market this summer so we’re going to need to take a few calculated risks rather than target ready-made superstars, and Trossard sounds like he would be an exciting addition.