3. Too good to be sidelined
Although Arsenal fans may not see it this way, Gabriel Jesus’ injury may be a blessing in disguise. His absence from the team will hopefully remove any long-term injury threat on his knee and give a chance to a player that may not have otherwise received one.
After the Belgian’s impressive displays, some Arsenal fans were calling for him to replace Gabriel Martinelli in the side for the start of the season. However, with Martinelli’s fellow Brazilian sidelined, the 22-year-old could retain his position in the side while Trossard also features.
Since joining the Gunners, Trossard has done everything he can to take his chances when given to him, and if Martinelli wasn’t so impressive over the last few seasons, ‘Le Tross’ would be a quality winger in the Arsenal team.
While dropping deep, Trossard is also arguably a better shooter than Jesus. Trossard shoots on sight, as seen by his goals in Arsenal and Brighton shirts, meaning if he sees an opening, he will opt to take it instead of recycling the ball and hoping for a better chance. Oppositely, Jesus will look to create a different chance for a teammate, so frustrated Arsenal fans will be happy to see Trossard’s shooting habits.