Arsenal battled back to get a draw against Bournemouth in Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge of the north London outfit with one player going under the radar with his performance.
The Gunners dominated the early proceedings of the game as they put the south-coast side under pressure, however, the Cherries took the lead through Dan Gosling (via BBC).
However, Arteta’s side fought back to take home a point after Reiss Nelson’s shot deflected into the path of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who slotted home.
Lucas Torreira was at the heart of the action with an all-round display in the middle of the park for his side.
The diminutive midfielder made two tackles and two interceptions while defending. He also completed the second-most dribbles (2) as he helped the side transition from defence to attack (via WhoScored)
His midfield partner Granit Xhaka also had a barn-storming game as he played the most passes (96) of any player in the side.
However, it was the performance of David Luiz in defence which proved crucial for the Gooners. He made a mammoth six clearances as his ability to sense danger helped his side earn their unbeaten run on the road.
His passing has always been a strong point of his game and it shone yesterday afternoon as he played four accurate long balls.
The Express agreed with this assessment as they gave Luiz a six out of 10. They said: “Never one to inspire confidence, Arteta could do with more assertiveness from him.” (Source: The Express)
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