Leandro Trossard has issued a warning to Gabriel Jesus that he is ready to fight for a starting position at Arsenal. The forward has become a crucial player for the league leaders since his £21 million move from Brighton in January. Trossard has already had to battle for his place under Mikel Arteta but welcomes the return of Jesus following knee surgery. In the recent 3-0 victory over Fulham, Trossard became the first Premier League player to get three assists in the first half of an away game. He was then replaced by Jesus, who is back after getting injured at the World Cup.
Trossard, who is 28 years old, said that he had to fight for his place in the starting XI and that the competition is high due to the quality of the team. He added that they need everyone to win games and that settling in has been easy thanks to the players and the manager. Trossard is a tactical player and has found it easier to adapt as his teammates are all good on the ball.
Jesus’ return comes at a good time for Arteta, whose team have bounced back from a 3-1 home defeat to title rivals Manchester City by winning five successive Premier League games. Arsenal will host Sporting Lisbon in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday before playing Crystal Palace on Sunday. Trossard hailed Jesus’ return, saying that he is a top player who has a presence and makes other players better.
In conclusion, Trossard has shown that he is ready to fight for his place in the starting XI at Arsenal. He has already proven himself to be a key player for the league leaders and welcomes the return of Jesus. With Arsenal’s recent success in the Premier League, they will be looking to continue their winning streak in both the Europa League and domestic competitions.