Arsenal Confirm Leandro Trossard Shirt Number

Trossard becomes Arsenal’s first signing of the winter window, and the Gunners have reportedly paid an upfront fee of £21m for the attacker, potentially rising to £26m with add-ons.

Leandro joined the Premier League leaders on a four-year contract with the option of an additional 12 months.

The former Brighton star will wear the number 19 shirt for Arsenal, who are “hoping” he can make his debut in Sunday’s clash with Manchester United.

Nicolas Pepe was the last player to wear the No19 shirt for Arsenal before leaving on loan for Nice last summer.

Another winger, Santi Cazorla, held the jersey for a number of years after Jack Wilshere, Gilberto Silva and Junichi Inamoto – associating it with a number of fan favourites.

Trossard left Genk in 2019 to sign for Brighton, where he amassed a total of 25 goals and 14 assists from 121 appearances across all tournaments, including seven goals in the current Premier League season.

 

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Arteta:

“It is good work from everyone at the club to complete the signing of Leandro.

He is a versatile player with high technical ability, intelligence and a great deal of experience in the Premier League and at international level.”

“Leandro strengthens our squad as we head into the second part of the season and we’re all looking forward to working with him.

We welcome Leandro and his family to Arsenal Football Club.”

Edu added:

“We’re delighted to have completed the signing of Leandro Trossard.

We have a clear plan and strategy for our direction, and it’s been a great team effort in bringing Leandro to the club”

“Leandro is a player who will give us a high level of quality going forward.

I know Mikel and our coaches are excited to start working with him. Welcome Leandro!”

Arsenal will welcome Manchester United at Emirate stadium on Sunday evening as Gunnars sit five points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table

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