Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Auston Trusty from Colorado Rapids but the 23-year-old defender will remain on loan with the MLS side “until May at least”.
We have to be honest and say we know very little about him but given the Rapids are part of the Kroenke stable of franchises, we’re assuming we’re taking a low-risk punt on a player with potential.
He’s not without experience, he’s played 96 times in the MLS – including 56 times for Philadelphia Union – and has trained with the US senior squad.
Recruiting directly from the States is unusual as is the fact we’ve already said he will spend the 2022/23 season on loan with a club in Europe.
Perhaps we’ll find out a bit more in due course. In the short term, we welcome Trusty to the club (sort of).