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Unsung Hero: Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira goes under the radar in bore draw with Everton

Unsung Hero: Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira goes under the radar in bore draw with Everton - Arsenal

Arsenal and Everton failed to break each other down in what can only be described as a bore draw with one Gunners player going unnoticed with his performance in midfield.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had the best chance of the game as he produced a good reaction save from Jordan Pickford after Calum Chambers flicked the ball on from a corner.

Neither side managed to pose a huge threat on the others goal with just two shots on target in the whole game as the Gunners kept their first clean sheet since their 1-0 win at home to Bournemouth.

The Merseysiders proved woeful in front of goal as they had no shots on target throughout the 90 minutes on Saturday, meanwhile, the north London giants had just two.

Chambers proved to be one of Arsenal’s best players on the weekend with his performance in midfield. The Englishman won the most aerial challenges (7), made the most interceptions (2), the second-most clearances (6), the second-most tackles (3) (via WhoScored).

However, it was Lucas Torreira, who proved an influential figure without gaining the notice of the masses.

The Uruguayan midfielder was making his fourth start in a row in the Premier League in the club’s most youthful side since May 2011.

Torreira had the highest pass accuracy (90.2%) out of Freddie Ljungberg’s men and quite surprisingly won the joint-second most aerial challenges (3) despite his diminutive stature.

He also proved key in the side managing to keep a clean sheet as he made the most blocks (3) out of his teammates, including one from Dominic Calvert-Lewin after he struck a fierce effort goalwards.

Football.london agreed with this assessment as they gave Torreira a six out of 10, commenting on his hard work.

They said: “His distribution left something to be desired, particularly in the early stages, but he set the tone for a hard-working display across the side.”

“In the second half, he began to push into the Everton half more effectively, nearly releasing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a good position.” (Source: football.london)

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