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Lucas Torreira could have some real competition at Arsenal if Emery gets his way

Lucas Torreira started the season brilliantly at Arsenal, and he looked to be exactly what the club had been lacking. He was quick, he was aggressive, and he was energetic, and he added new life to the Gunners’ midfield.

However, there’s no getting around it – he’s dropped off somewhat over the last few weeks. Whether he’s just lacking fitness or whether he’s in a poor run of form is yet to be determined, and though he’s still had a few good games recently, there’s no doubting the need for further midfield depth in his place.

Unsurprisingly, then, Arsenal and Unai Emery are apparently keen on a move for Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye – according to Sky Sports – and the 29-year-old could be just the ticket.

Like Torreira, he’s an aggressive and mobile midfielder with one simple aim – to win back the ball and move it forwards. Unlike Torreira, he comes with lots of experience in English football, and he’s been at the heart of everything good that Everton have done over the last few years. He’s been the Toffees’ answer to N’Golo Kante, and he’s served as the primary defensive shield for a team that has struggled at the back for a while.

At 29-years-old, he’s a player that is arguably coming to the end of his peak, but he could still provide a lot for Arsenal. He’d serve as a valued depth option, whilst he’d also be able to play alongside Torreira in a pivot, which could help the Gunners against some of the bigger teams in the Premier League.

If nothing else, his arrival will simply keep Torreira on his toes, and whilst he’s undeniably the long-term option in the role for Arsenal, Gueye could be a great choice for the present.

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