Pundit seriously impressed with Leandro Trossard’s latest Arsenal display

Danny Murphy has hailed Leandro Trossard after his role in securing another win for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.

Arsenal defeated Leicester City 1-0 on Saturday afternoon, with Gabriel Martinelli scoring the winner just after half-time.

Two wins in two is a perfect answer to three games without a win and Arsenal continue their march towards Premier League titles.

Arteta made a surprise decision with his lineup before the game when Eddie Nketiah stayed on the bench.

Gabriel Martinelli returned to the side when January signed Trossard, who was used as a false nine of sorts.



The move worked perfectly; Trossard set up Martinelli to score Arsenal’s only goal of the game.

Trossard buried a lovely strike in the first half but sadly saw the goal ruled out by VAR.

Arteta can be happy about his decision and can certainly trust that this setup will also progress.

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Danny Murphy praises Arsenal ace Leandro Trossard

Expert Danny Murphy has now smothered Trossard after his performance against Leicester on Saturday.

Murphy told the Daily Mail he thought Trossard was simply “brilliant” against Leicester.

Murphy thinks Trossard did a great job of playing the role of the false nine, using his intelligence to make a real impact in the role.

The former Liverpool man added that Trossard may not be a direct attacker like Eddie Nketiah, but he does help bridge the game between midfield and attack.

“They say it is best to step up from a position of strength and Arsenal are reaping the rewards of an excellent January transfer window. The league leaders didn’t sulk after missing out on Mykhailo Mudryk and Moises Caceido, they went straight to Plan B and brought in Leandro Trossard and Jorginho who have already made significant contributions,” said Murphy.

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“I thought Trossard was brilliant as a false nine at Leicester today. He won’t be as direct an attacking threat as Eddie Nketiah but he is a smart footballer and has helped Arsenal control the game by knowing when to drop deep,” he added.

The Belgian played in so many positions at Brighton that it was difficult to judge what his favorite position really was.

Left wing, number 10, wrong nine, wing back… Trossard was so flexible at Brighton and Mikel Arteta can now reap those rewards.

Trossard will mainly play as a winger for Arsenal but Saturday’s performance showed he can also play in attack – and to great effect.

In other news, he has fallen to 10th place: the manager has not won a game since rejecting Leeds United


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