Trossard eager to make his mark

Leandro Trossard is back to full fitness and is eager to do all he can in the attacking third of the pitch when Albion take on Arsenal tomorrow evening.

By Jake Ketley • 04 December 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion midfielder Leandro Trossard.

Graham Potter’s side head to the Emirates on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, a match that the Belgian believes was lost by fine margins, and encouraged his teammates to find their goalscoring touch.

He said, “Tomorrow will be like the last match against Liverpool. You want to showcase what you can do and I thought we played quite well in that game. I think that we can perform in the same way against Arsenal, but we need to try to get more goals so we can take more points to help us in the league.

“It was just about the fine details. In the first half Dunky missed a chance, then we had two set-pieces where we conceded goals, and that was enough for them to win a game. We have to be focused and try to get some goals to win the game tomorrow.

“For them, having Freddie Ljungberg could be a big boost. It will be the first time they play at home with a new manager, so it’s hard to say what we can expect. But we are playing well and we know that we can perform well there.”

By Bennett Dean
Leandro Trossard takes on Liverpool's Adam Lallana last weekend.

The summer recruit from Genk then pinpointed Arsenal’s attacking threat as their main strength, in particular the goalscoring form of Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

“They have a lot of good players and their attack has a lot of pace with Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang and Alexandre Lacazette, and a good number ten with Mesut Ozil who can provide them with the final pass, so we’ll need to be clever to counteract that,” he continued.

“This season Aubameyang has already shown that he can produce goals, so we’ll have to be careful of him and make sure that he isn’t able to score.

“We always try to do our best, and it’s always nice to play against a club like Arsenal. I will do my best to help the team score and play at my best.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Leandro Trossard celebrates scoring against Norwich earlier this season

After picking up a groin injury earlier in the season, the 25-year-old is eager to get more game time now he is fully fit, and spoke about the upcoming busy festive period.

“I’ve been back for a while now, and I’m at full fitness and feeling fresh. I’m looking forward to playing in the matches ahead.

“As a player it’s always nice to play a lot of games, but the gaffer is managing it well by giving the players some rest and picking other players, so everyone feels fresh to perform during this busy period.

“With the number of games coming up, it means you can put more points on the board quickly, but you’re always looking for the next match and for us that is Arsenal.”

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