Premier League player to watch: Lucas Torreira (Arsenal)


With the Premier League season kicking off not long ago, a number of football fans will either be filled with pure joy and excitement or a lack of hope and enthusiasm. A number of clubs in England have been quite active during the transfer window, with a lot of incomings as well as outgoings as the upcoming campaign is hyped up to be one of the best seasons ever in English football.

Arsenal were one of the many teams who had an impressive, a club who are gearing up for a new era and a fresh beginning, as they look to cherish the immense moments that former manager Arsene Wenger had produced during his 22 years at Emirates Stadium. Now, they will without a doubt be looking ahead to what the future brings to them under the new coach in Unai Emery.

The Gunners brought in the likes of – Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Sokratis Papastathopulos and Stephan Lichsteiner. Although these individuals may not be the best players within their respective position, on the other hand, they are the names that Arsenal badly needed in the squad as a whole, whether they will play their role as a regular starter or as a pure squad player.

It’s time to turn the focus on to Torreira, who became a popular figure last year at Serie A side Sampdoria, as he went on to regularly show his intelligence on and off the ball as well his impeccable positional awareness that allows his team-mates to roam further up the pitch. Also, the no-nonsense midfielder and his recent rise earned him a call up to Uruguay’s squad ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Despite his move to England and his lack of experience at the highest level of football, the 22-year-old is seen as the ideal defensive-midfielder that fits into Unai Emery’s system. On top of that, his range of passing is something that is really underappreciated although it was witnessed from time to time during the World Cup in Russia as his national team went on to reach the Quarter-finals.

Looking ahead to Arsenal’s exciting campaign, the 2018-19 season is there for Torreira to make a huge name for himself whilst aiming to stamp a marker down as one of the best players in Europe within his respective position. Although he may lack the ideal height, it should not be a huge problem as the likes of Manuel Lanzini and N’Golo Kante have shown that size does not matter.

If he is able to prevent the Gunners from conceding a lot of goals on the counter and providesthe perfect protection in front of the backline, then you could expect Emery’s men to have a huge chance of finishing in the top four as well as seriously challenging for the Europa League trophy. This would also allow the club to be seen as one of England’s best teams rather than a laughing stock.

Overall, Lucas Torreira completed his move to Emirates Stadium for a fee of £26million without any second thoughts, which could potentially prove to be one of the Premier League signings of the season. With Emery bringing his style of play to the club and chief scout Sven Mislintat getting the job done off the pitch, Arsenal football club have a lot of things to look forward to in the long run.

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