Brighton Manager Roberto De Zerbi has confirmed Belgium forward Leandro Trossard's move to Arsenal.
According to reports, Trossard already traveled to London for a medical check-up ahead of the transfer deal completion.
Speaking during the pre-match conference on Friday, January 20, De Zerbi highlighted that Trossard wanted to join the Gunners.
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“The situation was difficult. I understood that he wanted to leave. I am sorry for the last period because I prefer when people are clear, not when there are some different behaviours.
“I think we are anyway a good team and we can play well with or without Leo,” Zerbi noted
Arsenal was signing Trossard after missing out on Ukrainian winger Mykhailo Mudryk to local rivals Chelsea.
On whether the club would look for a replacement for the 28-year-old, Zerbi noted that his side was full of quality and will add more players when necessary.
“I think in the transfer market window always you can improve by buying new players but we are at a good level now.
“The players in the squad are very good players and it's not so easy. If there is a possibility to improve the squad, we will do something,” Zerbi added.
De Zerbi added that his side was progressing and was currently at around 60 percent of its potential.
Brighton is set to face Leicester on Saturday, January 21, for a Premier League clash with De Zerbi focusing on his side winning.