Arsenal managed to squeeze past Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium earlier on today, which helped push them closer towards a place in the top four.
The Gunners have failed to ensure consistency in recent times in the Premier League, with Manchester United and Chelsea beginning to pick up the pace, but today’s result will fill them with some confidence.
Interestingly, it appears as if the North London club are eyeing a possible summer addition, as according to football.london (via The Sun), Arsenal have reportedly made Leandro Trossard their top summer target.
Of course, there’s plenty of positives to bringing the exciting Belgian to the Emirates Stadium, but it could also have a negative impact on bringing in other potential targets at the end of the season.
With that being said, here are the potential consequences of signing Leandro Trossard in the summer…
NO RETURN FOR PERISIC
Arsenal desperately tried to secure the services of Ivan Perisic last month but they came up short, despite the winger wanting to move to the Emirates, as his current club would reportedly only sanction a permanent move.
Indeed, the Croatian is one of the best wingers in the whole of world football, so it would come as no surprise if the Gunners tried to bring him to England again in the summer.
But, Trossard operates as a winger on the left-hand side, which is exactly the same position as Perisic, so Arsenal may not return for the 20-year-old as they won’t want to potentially spend £22 million on the Belgian and then bring someone similar in.
EMERY COMPLETES ARSENAL’S ATTACK
Arsenal already have a very strong attack as the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have caused all kinds of problems in the current campaign, with 18 and 12 goals respectively.
The one area that the Gunners have been dominant in is the final third this season, so Emery could complete Arsenal’s attack by bringing in Trossard as they’d have three dangerous attackers at their disposal.
Indeed, the Belgian already has 17 goals to his name, while Aubameyang and Lacazette continue to find the back of the net with ease, so the combination of goals, pace and power would be a frightening sight for any defence.