Arsenal have done something this season that they never managed under Arsene Wenger as they’ve lost their first two games of the season. It was never going to be easy considering they started by hosting Manchester City and travelling to Chelsea. However, the supporters are keen to get a win over West Ham on Saturday and they’ll be more likely to do that is Lucas Torreira starts.
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) 20 August 2018
The Gunners have spent a lot of money n the transfer window and the main signing has been Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria. The young Uruguayan replaced Granit Xhaka in the Arsenal midfield on Saturday against Chelsea and the supporters will be desperate to see him out on the pitch to make his full debut, which will probably come against West Ham at The Emirates on Saturday.
Torreira played the last 20 minutes against Manchester City in Arsenal’s Premier League opener and then he came off the bench at half-time at Stamford Bridge to play the second half. It seems like Unai Emery is just prepping the young midfielder before he plays his first full 90 minutes. Match fitness will have been an issue for the defensive midfielder but now he’s getting up to speed the fans will be excited for him to start.
You can read the Gunners’ verdict on Torreira here:
Arsenal need to play Torriera and Ramsey in midfield pivot and ozil in front of both.
— (@eiFantasista) 20 August 2018
Torreira had 3 tackles and 2 interceptions within his first 5 minutes on the pitch yesterday .
— Kyng_Yvad_AFC (@MrYvad_Capp) 20 August 2018
— J(@SpeedyAuba) 20 August 2018
he has A passion that we needed
— Rahmat Fauzi (@fauzi_uno93) August 20, 2018
Can’t understand why Emery can’t see that , you buy a world class defensive midfielder then still pick Xhaka and Ramsey against the two most attacking teams in the league
— Peter John Thacker (@PeterJohnThack2) August 20, 2018
Well I am sure there is a perfectly good reason why he hasn't started him yet….the season is a long one. Patience required.
— Knockoutken (@knockoutkenny) August 20, 2018
start with guendouzi, i don’t know why emery keeps benching him
— 13th Street (@august__jules) 20 August 2018
The fans are keen to see more of Torreira and will be waiting anxiously for his first start of the season.