If Arsenal fans didn’t believe the hype around Lucas Torreira before yesterday, then they certainly do now. The Gunners tore Tottenham to pieces in the second half of the North London derby yesterday and Lucas Torreira was key to that as he added the 4th and final goal to give Unai Emery the perfect end to his first clash against Tottenham.
Our Lion. pic.twitter.com/TAvYA9pu4b
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) December 2, 2018
The fans have been absolutely raving over Torreira since he signed from Sampdoria over the summer and the Arsenal fans have already dubbed him as the new Patrick Vieira. However, before he turned up and tore the Tottenham midfield to shreds he still had his doubters. Derbies like yesterdays are the ones where top players show what they’re made of and the Uruguayan was just the latest to do so at The Emirates.
Torreira and co will now be turning their attention to Manchester United on Wednesday evening as they face a tough test away at Old Trafford. However, if their midfield warrior can turn up and put in the same level of performance against Jose Mourinho’s side as he did against the Lilywhites then the match will be over before it’s even begun, especially seeing as United are in tatters are the moment.
You can read what the Arsenal fans have been saying about Torreira here:
Give this man the captain’s armband
— Jack Aboe (@jaybo_19) 2 December 2018
The point of difference
— Zipho Mdluli (@ziphomdluli) 2 December 2018
This guy is epic!!
— Samson Sang (@Samsangk) December 2, 2018
If anyone says this man isnt the signing of the season then theres really something wrong
— Shain Issa (@ShainIssa) December 2, 2018
The eraser, this man cleans up everyone’s mistakes, wins the ball, smart passes…too good
— NAZ (@Naz_MIA771) 2 December 2018
Best moment of this season
— $iler sa (Š) (@Scorpio_39) 2 December 2018
World class player!
— Asaf Karmona (@AsafKarmona) December 2, 2018
— The Table Shaker (@IamBaba_G) December 2, 2018
The Gunners can’t get enough of Torreira and will be looking to the 22-year-old to do it all again against Manchester United on Wednesday.