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Arsenal: Leandro Trossard could be Martinelli 2.0

Edu Gaspar looks set to be a busy man for Arsenal this month as he aims to bring in a couple of new players in order to give manager Mikel Arteta the boost that could see the North London side claim their first Premier League title since 2004 this season.

The club are still firmly in the hunt for Ukrainian sensation Mykhaylo Mudryk, according to Fabrizio Romano, while adding another midfielder and a forward to replace Gabriel Jesus – who suffered an injury at the World Cup – are also the main areas that need to be strengthened.

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With just 18 days left of the transfer window, Arsenal have yet to add to their squad, but according to talkSPORT correspondent Alex Crook, the club are “monitoring” Brighton and Hove Albion star Leandro Trossard ahead of a potential move this month.

The 28-year-old is under contract until 2024 after Brighton triggered a year’s option and therefore it remains to be seen just how much they would want for the player.

Gabriel Martinelli 2.0

The £40k-per-week star can play either on the left wing or as an attacking midfielder and he is also statistically similar to current Arsenal winger Martinelli. Given the Brazilian’s excellent form this season which has seen him register ten goal contributions, it isn’t a bad comparison to have.

According to FBref, Martinelli is the eighth-most similar player to Trossard across Europe’s main leagues and he could certainly be a worthwhile addition to Arteta’s squad.

This season, the two wingers have registered similar statistics when it comes to goals (both seven), shots on target per match (1.16 to 1.06), goal-creating actions (11 to eight), and shot-creating actions per game (4.04 to 3.42).

Both players clearly provide an excellent attacking threat from a wide position and always find themselves in the correct positions to score as many goals as possible.

Trossard has scored 25 Premier League goals since joining Brighton in 2019 and therefore could be a solid alternative to Mudryk if that move doesn’t materialise.

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The 28-year-old dynamo knows how to shine on the big occasion too, netting a hattrick against Liverpool earlier this season and his attacking stats are excellent.

He averages 1.1 shots on target and 1.5 key passes per match while the winger has also created a further big chance and with a Sofascore rating of 7.10/10, he ranks as Brighton’s fifth-best performer in the league this season.

Dubbed a “game-changing talent” by journalist Sam McGuire as he joined the Seagulls, he has certainly lived up to that praise and if he made the move to Arsenal, he could become Arteta’s next Martinelli.