Arsenal’s move for Leandro Trossard will prove to be a “good choice” in the long run despite him not being in the first time straight away.

That’s according to former Belgian star Philippe Albert, who has backed his compatriot to shine at the Emirates eventually.

Trossard secured his big move to Arsenal last month, joining the Gunners in a €24m deal from Brighton after four successful years with the Seagulls.

He had been linked with a move away from Brighton for several months after a flying start to the season under Graham Potter and then Roberto de Zerbi.

It had seemed likely he would follow Potter to Stamford Bridge, but it was Arsenal who made their move for him, signing him after Mykhaylo Mudryk joined Chelsea.

He’s initially played a substitute role under Mikel Arteta, coming off the bench in all three of his appearances in the Premier League so far.

The latest of those saw him bag his first goal for Arsenal in the 1-1 draw with Brentford at the weekend and Albert has backed him to build on that.

“His performances will go crescendo,” he told RTBF, relayed by Voetbal Primeur.

“We know him. He can do a lot of damage in small spaces. Even if he is not in the starting eleven now, in the long run it is a good choice.”