Lucas Torreira wins the ball twice within 16 seconds during the Premier League game against Liverpool on Saturday.
Arsenal have been impresive this season under Unai Emery. After a poor start to the season, the Gunners regained pace and haven’t lost since their second game of the season to Chelsea.
Arsenal have drawn only one game since the game at Stamford Bridge, which speaks levels about their consistency in this season.
In the previous weekend’s game against Liverpool, Arsenal played an impressive 1-1 draw, with Alexandre Lacazette scoring a late equalizer. The Gunners, however, are currently 5th in the league and a point behind their city rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who won against Wolverhampton last weekend.
Lucas Torreira has been terrific for Arsenal since the club signed him earlier this summer. The defensive midfielder has been key to Arsenal’s current unbeaten run this season, and against Liverpool, he executed his skills to perfection as he regained the ball twice within 15 seconds.
Lucas Torreira wins the ball twice in 15 seconds:
The Uruguayan was the best player for Arsenal throughout the game, but his personal highlight of the game came in the first half, during a Liverpool attack.
We paid 26mil for Lucas Torreira in installments.
This is a bigger fraud than the one committed by PSG and Man City combined. Don’t know how we got away with it tbh.
— P™ (@Cechque) November 5, 2018
A misplaced past was intercepted efficiently by Torreira as he prevented Mohamed Salah from winning the ball with a perfect sliding tackle. However, when Liverpool did win the ball a few seconds later, Torreira was at his feet again and dispossessed Sadio Mane with an accurate challenge to win the ball back.
Got to say, Lucas Torreira is a gem of a player, reminds me of shades of Kante 16/17, will run and run and tackle with ease and then start off the attacks.
— Pys (@CFCPys) November 3, 2018
With each passing game, Torreira looks like a steal for the Gunners. Arsenal signed the midfielder for 25m euros, after his impressive performances for the national team in the World Cup in Russia.
Torreira by far a more influential and a better player than Fabinho, can’t believe Liverpool fans actually thought he was superior.
— Mod (@CFCMod_) November 3, 2018
In his short time at Arsenal, he has already proved to be the most important player in the midfield for the Gunners.
Here is the video of Torreira’s impressive challenges on Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane:
— Abhi (@Abhimeyang) November 4, 2018
Arsenal will now host Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League group stage encounter, after which they return to the Premier League to face Wolverhapton Wanderers.
Didn’t manage to work this into the report but think this might go down as the game where Torreira announced himself to English football.
Phenomenal today, best of an excellent bunch, he really can do everything and has finally had a chance to show that against top opposition. pic.twitter.com/CfbId509Jt
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) November 3, 2018