Arsenal made a couple of signings in the winter transfer window to boost their chances of lifting the English Premier League trophy. They were short on numbers in attack and in the midfield. Leandro Trossard came in from Brighton to improve their offensive line, and he also added a bit of experience to the team. The 28-year-old is a left-sided winger who can also take on the role of a number nine. After his singing, Arsenal lost a couple of matches and lost one of their matches. Mikel Arteta decided on dropping Eddie Nketiah at the top and replacing him with Trossard. Since taking his new role in the team, Trossard has shown a bit of form and is driving his team to glory. We now look at some of the stats from the recent games that show how Leandro Trossard has fared in his new role.
The new number nine
The 28-year-old has made nine appearances for Arsenal and scored a goal along with five assists. He has recently taken up the number nine role in the last four matches. In these four matches, Trossard has provided five assists, and three came in the last match. By looking at the above viz, we can see the touch map of the player over the last four games. He started three games and came off the bench in one. Trossard has taken 14 touches inside the penalty box, with most of them coming on his preferred left side. The Belgian has covered a lot of ground in the attacking third, and he has often stretched the opposition’s defence.
Leandro Trossard likes to dribble past the defenders and open space for himself to take a shot. The 28-year-old attempted ten dribbles and had a 60% success rate. Most of his penetration carries into the opposition penalty box came from the left side. Trossard even attempted eight crosses, and two of them resulted in assists. This shows that despite playing as a number nine, Trossard saw openings on the left side and tried to create chances for his team.
Leandro Trossard became the first player in English top-flight history to provide three assists in the first half of an away match. He was instrumental in Arsenal’s 3-0 away victory over Fulham. Overall, the Belgian has five assists for Arsenal and all came in the last four matches. Trossard provided these assists with two crosses, one corner, and two passes which included a cutback. Leandro Trossard has attempted ten passes into the penalty box and has experienced a success rate of 50%. His quickness has allowed Arsenal to score a few goals.
As per the 1×2 betting odds, Arsenal’s odd rate will fall as Leandro Trossard starts to score and set up goals. This makes them the favourites to win most of their matches. As per the over/under lines, the over line is expected to thrive.
Leandro Trossard became a must-sign for Mikel Arteta as his side lacked quality in the Number nine role. Gabriel Jesus’ injury had a lot of impact on their run to lift the English Premier League title. Now Leandro Trossard has given some hope to the Spanish manager. He will hope that the Belgian produces some good displays against the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool and helps his side win the title.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine