Who is Arsenal’s new signing, Leandro Trossard? All the details

Who is Arsenal’s new signing, Leandro Trossard? All the details

Lenah Ann
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:23 PM
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The EPL is among the best leagues in the world, with world-class soccer players and massive fan bases. Most players are signed from either a club in the same league or from other league clubs, and a huge sum is always involved, either as salaries or contracts. In the January 2023 transfer window, Arsenal signed Leandro Trossard from Brighton, and since then, fans have taken to social media.

Who is Leandro Trossard?
Arsenal's new signing is seen at London Colney on 25 January 2023 in St Albans, England. Photo: Stuart MacFarlane
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Being Arsenal's new signing, he has already made an impressive debut in the match against Manchester United by helping secure the win. Find more details about Leandro Trossard, including his new club, transfer news, contract, position, wife, and Instagram.

Leandro Trossard's profile and bio summary

Full name

Leandro Trossard

Date of birth

4 December 1994


28 years of age as of January 2023

Place of birth

Maasmechelen, Belgium



Zodiac sign



Peter Trossard and Linda Scheepers


5 feet 8 inches or 172 centimetres


154 pounds or 70 kilograms

Marital status



Laura Hilven


Professional soccer player


Arsenal, Belgium National Football team

Net worth

$6.2 million

Social media presence

Instagram, Twitter

Who is Leandro Trossard?

He is a Belgian-based professional football player who plays for Arsenal as a winger in the English Premier League. He also plays for his national team in the same position. The player has made 17 Premier League appearances in the 2022/2023 season, with one appearance for the Gunners.

Before joining Arsenal, he played for Brighton and Hove Albion and was considered a key element in the club. He has seven goals in the 2022/2023 Premier League season, and in his debut match for Arsenal against Manchester United, he played for eight minutes in a 3-2 win.

Leandro Trossard’s new team
Arsenal's new star runs with the ball during the Premier League match against Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on 22 January 2023 in London, England. Photo: Shaun Botterill
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On his first match for Brighton and Hove Albion on 17 August 2019, he made a positive impression against West Ham United at the age of 24 years. Since then, Trossard has played 117 games in the Premier League and has 25 goals and 13 assists. He has been shown five yellow cards but never a red one.

How old is Leandro Trossard?

Leandro Trossard (aged 28 as of January 2023) was born on 4 December 1994 in Maasmechelen, Belgium to Peter Trossard and Linda Scheepers. He was raised alongside his younger sister, who grew up in Lanklaar, Belgium. He joined Sint-Jan Berchmans College after completing his junior years. In pursuing his soccer career, he dropped out of post-secondary education.

Body measurements

The Arsenal player weighs 154 pounds or 70 kilograms and stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches or 172 centimetres. He has dark brown hair and eyes.

Leandro Trossard's Instagram

Leandro Trossard's transfer news
Arsenal star arrives at the stadium before the Premier League match against Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on 22 January 2023 in London, England. Photo: David Price
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He is a famous social media personality who has amassed significant fan bases following his new signing. On Instagram, he has garnered over 522k followers and 184k on Twitter as of 2 February 2023.

Rise to stardom

At sixteen, he ended up at KRC Genk and was too young with no experience in the real soccer arena and had to go on loan to Lommel SK. While on loan, he proved to be a formidable player and a rising star.

He returned to his home team, the Genk, and made a quick impression; and rose to become the club's captain and helped his team to the top of the league in Belgium and the club produced many vital memories.

The renowned soccer player's reputation was cemented when he won the Belgian First Division league. He became the centre of attraction around Europe on 26 June 2019, especially when he joined Brighton on a four-year contract.

Due to his achievements in Brighton and Hove Albion, he was noticed by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, and on 23 January 2023, he officially became a Gunner-playing winger.

Leandro Trossard's new team

Arsenal is Trossard's new team. In his debut, he helped secure a win over their rivals Manchester United after coming on as a substitute.

Leandro Trossard's transfer news

During the January 2023 transfer window, Arteta had been looking for an additional forward to add to his squad. Although who he had in mind was not Trossard, he ended up settling for him, who has scored 25 goals and 14 assists in 116 appearances for Brighton.

Trossard switched from Brighton to Arsenal in a $33.5 million deal on 20 January 2023 on a long-term contract.

Leandro Trossard's contract

Arsenal announced a long-term contract with him on 20 January 2023. The agreement constituted a guaranteed $24.8 million fee and a further $8.6 million potential add-ons.

Leandro Trossard’s position
Arsenal unveils new signing at London Colney on 20 January 2023 in St Albans, England. Photo: Stuart MacFarlane
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Upon arriving at the club, the soccer player was given the number 19 shirt and debuted on 22 January against their long-time rivals, Manchester United.

Leandro Trossard's positions

Leandro plays as a winger for Arsenal in the English Premier League. The Gunners brought him in as a key element to help keep them at the top of the table and be a goal threat to other teams. However, he can also play in other crucial positions; forward, left defensive midfielder, centre attacking midfielder, and left attacking midfielder.

Leandro Trossard's net worth

According to various online sources, the player's net worth is estimated to be $6.2 million and is expected to rise due to his recent transfer to Arsenal. His main source of income is through contracts, endorsements, bonuses, salaries, and investments.

Leandro Trossard's wife

The renowned Arsenal player is married to Laura Hilven. In 2017 the pair had their first child, Thiago, and in June 2019, they tied the knot in a private ceremony. The Belgian international player began dating Laura in 2014 when he was still at Genk. Laura was born on 24 October 1992 in Belgium. She is 30 years of age as of January 2023, and her zodiac sign is Scorpio. On 30 January 2023, the Trossard family introduced their second son, Amadeo Trossard.

Leandro Trossard is among many soccer players from humble backgrounds who have risen to stardom thanks to their talent, discipline, and determination. As Arsenal's new signing, his net worth is due to increase.

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Lenah Ann is a Kenyan-based content creator with 2 years of experience. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media and Communication from Dedan Kimathi, Kenya in 2021.