Arsenal have been dealt a tough start to life under Unai Emery, hosting Manchester City and travelling to Chelsea in game weeks one and two. However, after seeing how they played against City, they’ll need to start Lucas Torreira at Stamford Bridge to have any chance of winning, that’s what the fans are saying.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 15 August 2018
Lucas Torreira was introduced in the Manchester City game on the 70-minute mark and only had 20 minutes to try and impact the game. By that point, though, it was 2-0 to the champions and Unai Emery’s side were running out of legs. This weekend promises to be different and Emery will likely throw in his new midfield maestro from the start, which a lot of fans will be delighted to see as they await his full debut.
If Torreira does start it’s very likely that it will be at the expense of Granit Xhaka, which most fans will be delighted with. The Uruguayan midfielder impressed last season in the Serie A and over the summer at the World Cup and if he can find that form whilst playing for Emery then the Gunners will have a serious player on their hands. The 22-year-old has the ability to dictate play and his physicality and passing range will be crucial to anything that goes well for The Gunners at Stamford Bridge.
You can read the Arsenal fans’ verdict on Torreira here:
Pair him with Xhaka, that was the deal!
— Em (@_GoonerPrincess) August 15, 2018
He has already outdone Xhaka’s Arsenal career
— Arsenal Queen (@itsbarbiebiych) 15 August 2018
start @LTorreira34 in the next match, thanks you.
— mostalgic. (@mostalgic) August 15, 2018
Torreira vs kante
— toy (@tautoy) 15 August 2018
Masterclass vs Chelsea
— Mikael (@FtblMikael) 15 August 2018
Start him against Chelsea we need a bulldozer on the pitch
— Life Of Mario (@yhoodie) August 15, 2018
a match in the match, Torreira vs Kante
— Jotaro (@Jotaro61) August 15, 2018
The Gunners can’t wait to see Torreira against Chelsea and will be keen to see how he does in his full 90 minutes, especially seeing as it’s a London derby.