4. Leandro Trossard
Once again, Trossard showed his quality. He only came onto the pitch with half an hour left, but he looked so sharp during his cameo.
He created three chances and made everything look so tidy. The Belgian always looks dangerous and links up so well with his teammates. He was great in tight spaces, found teammates in threatening positions and created space for himself and others on the pitch out of nothing.
While Nketiah stood out, I think Arteta might prefer to name Trossard as the #9 in Jesus’ absence. Trossard’s profile fits better in that role, and his quality is too much to keep out of the team. The £27m price tag continues to look like more and more of a bargain.
Despite not sparkling against Monaco, there were some positive signs from this Arsenal team, and I am very excited about the upcoming season.