ARSENAL are in talks to sign wantaway Brighton star Leandro Trossard with Mikel Arteta keen to bolster his attacking options.
The Gunners had hoped to sign Ukraine wonderkid Mykhailo Mudryk.
However, rivals Chelsea pipped them to the winger's signature in an £88million transfer on an eight-and-a-half year deal.
And so attention has turned towards Trossard, who is in the final six months of his contract with the Seagulls.
The 28-year-old is also out of favour at Brighton following a public fallout with manager Roberto De Zerbi.
Italian De Zerbi criticised Trossard for his attitude.
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Discussions with Arsenal remain ongoing, but are at an advanced stage, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Chelsea could attempt to gazump Arsenal again, though, with Graham Potter said to be keen on a reunion with his former player.
But should the Gunners sign the Belgium star, he can provide competition and cover in a number of positions.
With his seven goals and three assists in the league this term, Trossard could start out wide on the left in place of Gabriel Martinelli.
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