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Arsenal fans on Twitter are in awe of Gilberto Silva’s Torreira’s assessment

Arsenal fans on Twitter are in awe of Gilberto Silva’s Torreira’s assessment

Back in his day, Gilberto Silva was a top quality player. The Brazilian was part of Arsenal’s invincible side and was nicknamed the invisible wall for his role in the club’s midfield. Now retired, the 42-year-old has been waxing lyrical over new Arsenal man Lucas Torreira on the club’s website.

Torreira doesn’t exactly look like the ideal midfield man for Arsenal. The Uruguayan’s 5’5″ frame doesn’t exactly ear-mark him as a quality defensive midfielder. However, on the pitch, he’s an animal and his ferocious work rate and aggression make him someone that even the best creative midfielders in the league would want to avoid playing against, and so far the ex-Sampdoria man has proved himself in the Premier League.

Whilst impressing the fans is one thing, the fact that Torreira has drawn praise from Gilberto Silva is extremely impressive and will do nothing but good for the 22-year-old’s Arsenal career. The Gunner’s #11 has taken no time in adjusting to the pace and physicality of the Premier League and instead of hiding from it, the World Cup quarter-finalist is thriving and at such a young age, he’s only going to get better.

You can read The Gunners’ thoughts on Torreira here:

The Gunners will be keen to see even more from Torreira as the months go by and Gilberto Silva’s endorsement will do wonders for the youngster’s confidence.

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