According to Belgian publication HLN, Leandro Trossard underwent a minor operation after Arsenal’s Premier League campaign was brought to a close on 28 May.
Details of the procedure are thin on the ground but they are cited as the reason for the striker’s absence from Belgium’s squad for their upcoming EURO 2024 qualifiers with Austria and Estonia.
Trossard picked up a minor groin injury in the 3-2 win over Bournemouth in March and sat out the first leg of the Gunners’ Europa League clash with Sporting Lisbon.
While he made a swift return, manager Mikel Arteta continued to hint right up to the end of the season that his January signing was struggling with an issue.
In the absence of Gabriel Martinelli, Trossard ended up playing 80 minutes against Wolves and claimed two assists.
In total, he played 39 games for Brighton and Arsenal, scoring eight goals and making 13 assists. Fingers crossed he recovers quickly and is able to hit the ground running again when pre-season resumes in July.