Leandro Trossard made the Premier League and BBC Teams of the Week for his performance against Leicester City on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta opted to start Leandro Trossard up front against Leicester City at the weekend, with reports that Eddie Nketiah has been nursing a slight knock in recent days.
That decision ended up paying dividends, as Trossard set up Gabriel Martinelli for the winning goal on the day.
It could have been an even better day for the Belgian international, if not for VAR ruling out his excellent finish into the top corner for Ben White’s holding on Danny Ward in the build-up.
But Trossard’s overall display in his new role was recognised by multiple outlets, with Garth Crooks including him in the BBC’s Team of the Week and Alan Shearer naming him in the Premier League Team of the Week.
Shearer wrote: “Took to his new central role up front with ease and laid on a wonderful pass to Gabriel Martinelli for the winner.”
As for Crooks, he used his column space to talk about getting Eddie Nketiah back to form and to complain about Arsenal’s disallowed goal. So it’s anyone’s guess why he picked Trossard for the team.
What will now be interesting to see is whether Arsenal continue to utilise Trossard in a central role until Jesus’ return, or whether Nketiah comes back into the side as soon as he’s fully fit again.
Wednesday’s game against Everton will give us our first clue on that front.