Ex-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has spoken out about what he expects to see from Leandro Trossard this season.

Kevin Campbell has been impressed with Leandro Trossard’s showings for Arsenal in pre-season and in the Community Shield, and expects the attacker to play a big role for Arsenal this season.

Campbell himself knows a thing or two about scoring goals for the Gunners. The former striker netted 59 times for the north London club between 1988 and 1995, helping fire the club to a league title triumph in 1991.

Trossard himself has been prolific in recent weeks. The Belgian forward clinched the last gasp equaliser at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, albeit with the aid of a hefty deflection, and bagged a brace against Barcelona in a pre-season friendly before that.

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Since signing for Arsenal in a £27 million deal from Brighton in January, Trossard has been a creative force. The 28-year-old provided 10 assists in the Premier League in the second half of last season, but he only scored once.

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Trossard aiming to make life tough for Arteta

Campbell expects more goals from the 26-cap Belgium international this time around. Speaking to Highbury Squad, the pundit said, “I think people are sleeping on Leandro Trossard this season already…I think he’s the one who could really make a difference to this Arsenal side because last season, he had assists, he had a few goals. But I think he’s a double-digit goal-man and we’ve got to get him on into double digits.”

Trossard has shown he can finish chances in the Premier League before. In the first half of last season, with Brighton, he netted 7 times in just 16 league outings, including bagging a brilliant hat-trick against Liverpool at Anfield.

There is huge competition for places at Arsenal. Given his versatility, Trossard currently finds himself vying with Gabriel Martinelli, Kai Havertz, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Jesus, and Eddie Nketiah, amongst others, for regular game time. However, if he can maintain his recent scoring streak, he will soon make it impossible for Mikel Arteta to leave him out of the starting XI.

Arteta already faces plenty of tough choices when it comes to picking his team, and Trossard is well on the way to making the Spaniard’s job even harder.

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