ARSENAL are hoping to sign Mykhailo Mudryk alternative Leandro Trossard in a cut-price deal from Brighton.
The Gunners missed out on the Ukraine wonderkid with London rivals Chelsea securing his signature.
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PAChelsea snatched Mudryk away from Arsenal[/caption]
Chelsea forked out upwards of £88million on the electric winger, who has penned an eight-and-a-half year deal.
Wantaway Brighton star Trossard, 28, is seen as a possible alternative to Mudryk, with Mikel Arteta’s men leading the Premier League after 18 games played.
The Belgium international is out of favour on the South Coast amid a public spat with manager Roberto De Zerbi.
Italian De Zerbi criticised Trossard, whose deal expires in the summer, for his attitude.
But how does Trossard compare to Mudryk?
Well, since the start of the 2021 season, Trossard has played 27 more games than the 22-year-old.
Trossard has also played 2,593 minutes more than the Chelsea new boy.
The experienced Prem winger has netted 15 times in those 50 appearances, averaging 0.3 goals per 90.
On top of his 15 strikes, Trossard registered five assists, which works out at 0.1.
Mudryk, meanwhile, has just nine goals in the Ukrainian league, but per 90 has proved to be more productive at 0.39.
The ex-Shakhtar Donetsk ace registered 13 assists in 23 games, working out at 0.56 per 90.
Combined, Mudryk has 0.95 goals/assists per 90, compared to Trossard’s 0.4.
While the stats don’t lie, it’s worth noting Trossard has been operating in a far tougher league during that time.
But Mudryk’s stats are among the reasons why new manager Graham Potter is excited to work with him.
Following the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend, the Chelsea boss said on his new signing: “You’re never surprised in the transfer window because things happen sometimes like you don’t expect.
“He (Mudryk) is a young player with a big future.
“He’s exciting, one-versus-one, can threaten the goal. I think our supporters already like him.
“I’m the head coach and as you know, I’ve had enough to worry about and what is right for the club.
“If I’m here for the length of his contract, I’ll be happy.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal fans are divided over the potential arrival of Trossard.