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Arsenal: David Ornstein shares potential transfer interest in Leandro Trossard

Arsenal could potentially look to hijack their a deal of their own this month by possibly swooping in for the Tottenham Hotspur target Leandro Trossard.

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Mikel Arteta’s side were handed a blow over the last few days with their transfer target, Mykhailo Mudryk, signing for their London rivals, Chelsea.

This has since seen the Gunners linked to the likes of Ferran Torres and Raphinha of Barcelona as potential alternatives to the Ukrainian winger.

However, David Ornstein has claimed the Brighton & Hove Albion winger, Trossard, could become an option this month with the Belgian looking for an exit from the Amex Stadium.

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This comes amid reports suggesting Spurs are looking to potentially bring the player to north London having recently seen a £12m verbal offer rejected by the Seagulls:

(3:15) “You’ve also seen Leandro Trossard of Brighton & Hove Albion linked. He very publicly has fallen out of favour at the club so that might be one to watch.”

Provide Spurs with another blow?

This could certainly lead into a dramatic couple of weeks ahead if the Gunners are to pursue the Belgian amid the interest of their local rivals.

Arsenal have already dealt Spurs with a major blow in the last 24 hours with their emphatic victory in the north London derby on Sunday.

The game showed the gulf in quality between the two clubs at the moment and why Spurs potentially need the January transfer window to be a success more than Arteta’s side.

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But in terms of the player himself, Trossard could provide the Gunners with a useful alternative to the likes of Gabriel Martinelli from the bench.

The Brighton man has been in fine form this season in the Premier League having already found the back of the net seven times and provided three assists in 16 appearances (via Transfermarkt).

To put that into perspective, those are numbers which are not too dissimilar to what the likes of Bukayo Saka and Martinelli have shown this season under Arteta (via FBref).

Although it feels unlikely Trossard, who has been hailed as a “gamechanging talent” by Sam McGuire, would uproot either from Arteta’s starting XI at the moment, having a player of that pedigree from the bench could be a huge boost for the Gunners and their title hopes.

After the results over the weekend, Arsenal have now opened up an eight-point gap on Manchester City, and with so much riding on the second half of the season, any potential injury issues to their stars could prove detrimental.

So to have a player who already has seven Premier League goals to his name coming off the bench could be a real boost for the Gunners in the coming months.