Arsenal fans were calling for manager Unai Emery to start Lucas Torreira after a video of him striking a free-kick while on international duty with Uruguay emerged.
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In the video, the diminutive midfielder is seen sending a set-piece into the top right-hand corner beyond the reach of the ‘keeper (via Arsenal’s official Twitter account).
Torreira has endured a frustrating season at the Emirates Stadium this campaign, staring just two of their eight Premier League games (via Transfermarkt).
The season follows reports the 24-year-old wanted to leave the club in the summer transfer window, with famed journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reporting Torreira was targeting a move back to Italy.
The Uruguay international came out and swept aside rumours over a potential departure, claiming he was happy to be a part of Arsenal (via Arseblog).
After watching him score a free-kick in training, fans took to Twitter to beg Emery to start Torreira.
Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
Play him in DM and take Luiz off free kicks then
— #Wududu (@DeRoseDoIt1) October 15, 2019
— Ahmad (@Ahmadh1919) October 15, 2019
@UnaiEmery_ start him at CDM we aren’t even football mama he is and can see he’s more dynamic than Xhaka
— Leroy Roberts (@djleroyroberts) October 15, 2019
— tall dude (@Camilyoung71) October 15, 2019
Now play him as a DM
— Freddie (@lacazetteera_) October 15, 2019
Just play him as a DM when he comes back
— Daddy Thanos (@theodox_dip) October 15, 2019
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