He is the main reason why I’m still at Arsenal,He showed up for me when everyone turned their back at me’: Trossard names £70m as His best friend at Arsenal – NOT ØDEGAARD,Not Saliba
Bukayo Saka’s outstanding form in the Premier League comes as no surprise to his Arsenal teammate Leandro Trossard, who witnessed the young talent’s potential up close during their time at Brighton and Hove Albion.
While the Saka/Trossard partnership may not have reached the iconic levels of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp just yet, it is undeniably flourishing. The duo’s seamless collaboration was evident in Arsenal’s recent 1-0 victory over Brentford, a match that propelled the team to the top of the Premier League table.
In the 2023/24 season, Trossard has found the back of the net six times for the Gunners, and notably, each of these goals has been assisted by the talented Bukayo Saka. Saka’s ability to provide crucial passes has contributed significantly to Arsenal’s success, with his latest assist setting up Kai Havertz for the game-winning goal in the 89th minute against Brentford.
Leandro Trossard, expressing admiration for Saka’s performances, acknowledges the quality and vision the young player brings to the team. Saka’s consistent ability to deliver the final pass has not only impressed Trossard but also resulted in tangible success on the pitch.
Having made a £20 million move from Brighton to Arsenal in January, Trossard’s firsthand experience of facing Saka during his Brighton days adds depth to his appreciation of the young player’s development. Despite not directly marking Saka as a full-back, Trossard recognized Saka’s immense potential and talent.
Reflecting on his observations, Trossard recalls, “I had to focus on my own game back then as well. But you could always see that he has such big potential. He’s such a great player.”
Saka is on the verge of reaching double figures for assists this season, currently just one shy of the milestone. Arsenal’s upcoming Champions League clash against Lens provides an opportunity for Saka to further contribute to the team’s success, with a potential win securing their place in the knockout rounds of the competition. The promising partnership between Saka and Trossard exemplifies the exciting potential within Arteta’s title-chasing Arsenal side.