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[Football] Leandro Trossard **Sold To Arsenal 20/01/2023**



LamieRobertson

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Feb 3, 2008
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I just don’t think selling your top scorer in January is a great move IMO. Whatever ‘happened’ surely could have been fixed
Given you’ve stated “whatever happened “ it’s hard then to assert “ it could have been fixed” …some th8ngs just aren’t fixable …who should we drop for him to play?
 




Garry Nelson's Left Foot

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Jul 7, 2003
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I think it's undeniable that we'd be better off with a pre-world cup, post Arsenal move Trossard. He's an excellent player who is a game changer. The more of them you have in your team/squad the better.

Unfortunately the Trossard we got back form the world cup was a Trossard that didn't look like he wanted to be here. His lack of effort was disappointing but perhaps understandable given his age, contract length and desire to play at the highest level possible.

It's a shame. I was hopeful that with him playing so well and the team looking so good he might see out the rest of the season and decide his future in the summer. I was even hopeful that if we made it to Europe he might consider being a key player with us as a better option than moving to a big six club and risking getting lost in the shuffle. Sadly it wasn't to be.

If he really didn't want to be here, which as an outside observer it appeared to be, then I don't really know what else the club could do? If he performed like he had in the immediate aftermath of the world cup he would bring no benefit to the team, his value wouldn't increase so how do we win?

We can't, so we sell him for as much as we can get. 27m seems fair in the circumstances. Yes he's a circa 50m player but that's if he has the contract length. In the same way that Cucurella isn't really a 60m+ player but that was what Chelsea had to pay because of his contract situation the reverse is true for Trossard.

I do wish he was still our player though.
 


JetsetJimbo

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Jun 13, 2011
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Complete speculation on my part, but I suspect Trossard wasn't in a great place mentally when he left us. He was expecting to be a star of a Belgium side that went far in the world cup, but he didn't play much and they didn't get very far; at his age and at this stage in his career, his last chance for a big-money move to a Champions League club looked to be slipping through his fingers. Arsenal's interest in him was as unexpected as their title charge, so he suddenly found himself presented with the opportunity he craved. He kinda had to go.

I don't think we would have had the player we're seeing now in an Arsenal shirt if we'd managed to keep him; we would have had the moody, disruptive guy that was in danger of derailing the whole squad.
 










Herr Tubthumper

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Jul 11, 2003
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I just don’t think selling your top scorer in January is a great move IMO.
We haven’t exactly missed him have we? If you put forward a case based on this then fair enough. But you haven’t, your argument centers around him playing well for an another club.

All things considered it was a good move for all and good management by the club.
 


Justice

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Jun 21, 2012
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I just don’t think selling your top scorer in January is a great move IMO. Whatever ‘happened’ surely could have been fixed
You have a point we are the only PL club in the top ten to get weaker this January, we also did the same under Oscar selling Barnes in January for a measly £800k or whatever it was. People will say a couple of kids came in although we all know that’s not the same as selling Trossard who was a class act.
 






Greg Bobkin

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May 22, 2012
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You have a point we are the only PL club in the top ten to get weaker this January, we also did the same under Oscar selling Barnes in January for a measly £800k or whatever it was. People will say a couple of kids came in although we all know that’s not the same as selling Trossard who was a class act.
Maybe we should get 'weaker' every window, judging by how the remaining players have performed since Trossard left... :lolol:
 














Easy 10

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Jul 5, 2003
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I miss him. We don't have another player like him, on his day he was sublime.

Mitoma has certainly softened the blow, but I'd have loved to have had Trossard's versatility as an option still. He such an intelligent player, a craftsman and a real asset to any team. He's slotted right in at Arsenal, which is no surprise at all. I wish him well, can't blame him for jumping at that chance.
 




Easy 10

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Jul 5, 2003
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Speculation your Honour. He came off the bench at Charlton and was useless.
We can all single out some anonymous displays from him (and all our players for that matter). But over the last 3.5 years or so he's without a doubt been one of our best and most productive players. I've not looked up a goals reel, but I'd wager his is pretty special.

That one v Brentford on Boxing Day, beautiful.
 


dazzer6666

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We can all single out some anonymous displays from him (and all our players for that matter). But over the last 3.5 years or so he's without a doubt been one of our best and most productive players. I've not looked up a goals reel, but I'd wager his is pretty special.
He had loads of anonymous games for us. Seems as though he needed the lure of silverware to be consistent.
 




dazzer6666

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I miss him. We don't have another player like him, on his day he was sublime.

Mitoma has certainly softened the blow, but I'd have loved to have had Trossard's versatility as an option still. He such an intelligent player, a craftsman and a real asset to any team. He's slotted right in at Arsenal, which is no surprise at all. I wish him well, can't blame him for jumping at that chance.
‘On his day‘ being key. Absolutely brilliant at his best, but not often enough
 


Easy 10

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‘On his day‘ being key. Absolutely brilliant at his best, but not often enough
Its just the nature of his position. The hardest thing to do is to score and create goals, to unlock defences. If he could do that week-in week-out at this level then he'd have been well above our pay grade. Arsenal took a punt on him after they were gazumped at the last minute for Mudryk, and are now reaping the rewards. He won't do it every week for them either - he's very good, but not world class.

Having said all that, would I now swap Trossard for Mitoma ? Mmmnah. I'd still rather have kept him here though.
 


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