Arsenal forward Leandro Trossard has admitted he is looking to ‘make it as difficult as possible’ for manager Mikel Arteta when it comes to choosing his team.
The Belgian has been speaking to the media ahead of Belgium’s international fixtures this week, when he will again be a key player under Domenico Tedesco.
He’s again been in good form for Arsenal this season, with three goals and one assist in eight games in the Premier League and a further two goals and one assist in four games in the Champions League to go alongside his goal in the Community Shield.
Despite those good numbers he is yet to fully establish himself as a key, regular starter under Arteta, featuring in just 28% of the available minutes in the Premier League so far.
It seems Trossard wants to put those rumours to bed, though, insisting he’s not only happy with his situation at Arsenal but delighted with his development since arriving from Brighton.
“I am very satisfied with my performance at Arsenal,” he told HLN.
“We are doing well, and I am happy that I can contribute to that. A permanent starting place? I don’t think anything needs to improve. I am doing well and can’t do more then make it as difficult as possible for the coach.”
“For me it doesn’t really matter where the coach puts me. I have played just about everywhere in recent years. Where the coach puts me, I will play my match. I don’t really have a preference.
“Pressing occurs with both Arteta and Tedesco. They both want to win the ball as high as possible on the pitch in order to create chances.
“Under Arteta I have made the most progress in terms of watching football. The playing style is very different from Brighton. The way we play football is fantastic. I have learned a lot tactically.”