The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have enjoyed hearing what former player Robert Pires has had to say about Lucas Torreira, who looks very close to completing a move to The Emirates. The 44-year-old spent six years at Arsenal and is loved by everyone associated with The Gunners.
Robert Pires on Lucas Torreira: “I like Torreira a lot. I was surprised by his performance. He plays it simple and is always well positioned on the pitch.” #afc
— LTArsenal (@ltarsenal) 4 July 2018
Lucas Torreira has been enjoying his first World Cup campaign with Uruguay and he’ll be hoping he can do what Robert Pires did back in 1998 and win the tournament. If he can get is hands on the trophy, it’ll look like he’s following in the footsteps of the former French winger as he is on the brink of a move to the Gunners and could become the 4th signing of the Unai Emery era in North London.
The 22-year-old midfield maestro would become the first Uruguayan to play for the Gunners in the Premier League and the fans will be hoping he might be able to convince some of his international pals, Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez to join the club. Whilst that looks very unlikely, Torriera leaving Sampdoria for Arsenal is a great piece of business for the club and the fans can aim for silverware with the youngster propping up their midfield.
You can read our local Gunners’ thoughts on Torriera and Pires’ comments here:
Well positioned in the defensive role like a Gilberto and Vieira.
— YaGunnersYa11 (@yagunnersya711) July 4, 2018
he is in everywhere on the pitch, he gives all in the pitch
— Arsenalidade BR (@Arsenalidade_BR) July 4, 2018
Torreira will top deal of Arsenal
— Marcin Sobczyk (@MarcinSobczyk93) 4 July 2018
Thank you Robert for enlightening me
— Walter Özil (@AFatGunner007) July 4, 2018
Gilberto Silva with his positioning and Viera with his aggressiveness
— Osei Sarpong (@oseisarpong1) July 4, 2018
Man was telling fans that Mbappe could sign for us
— (@Valaqs) 4 July 2018
The Arsenal fans propping our bar p will always love Pires and if Torreira can come in and have an impact he could one day get the same reception that the Frenchman gets.