In this weird and wonderful world of the beautiful game, we can often be talking about one thing for a minute or two – before completely switching track to the complete opposite in the blink of an eye. Case in point: many Arsenal fans haven’t been able to stop talking about their frustration regarding their transfer dealings (or lack of), and yet now, many supporters have already started discussing who they’re going to try and bring in during the summer transfer window.
The confusion begins
Given that we’re only just coming off the back of January, it kind of goes without saying that these are nothing more than rumours that have been floating around the Emirates. We aren’t trying to suggest that there’s any extensive validity to the reports, and at the same time, we’re not trying to say they’re all a load of tosh either. You guys can make up your own mind in that regard.
The latest name to be mentioned in the same breath as the Gunners is Leandro Trossard, who is currently plying his trade for Belgian side Genk. He’s been there since back in 2012 and while he’s been on a series of loan spells away from the club since then, he appears to have settled into a consistent role over the course of the last few months. At 5 ft 7 & 1/2 inches he certainly isn’t the tallest of wingers in the world, but let’s face it, do you really need to be?
Keeping an open mind
Trossard has had no major experience in any of the ‘top’ divisions across European football, as he tends to stay within the realms of home comforts in Belgium. While that’s all well and good, it certainly hasn’t done wonders for his international hopes as he is still without a senior appearance for Belgium.
People may not think there’s much point in reading into that, but at the age of 24, you have to think about why he hasn’t been picked up prior to this. You can come up with a series of conspiracy theories and we’ve already done the leg work on some of that, but in truth, all this comes down to – in our mind – is a lack of opportunity. Nobody knows how Trossard is going to fare on an even bigger stage than the one he’s currently on, and that’s exciting and scary in equal measure.
Will Arsenal sign Leandro Trossard?