Of Arsenal’s games this season, Lucas Torreira has only started two – Manchester United and Spurs.
Torreira put on a show for his country – Uruguay – against Peru, winning the match by a goal. Torreira did a fantastic job covering the back four. He not only did an excellent job tackling, but, he distributed the ball efficiently.
If you’re an Arsenal fan, this performance will cause you to pause. Furthermore, this will make you question some of Unai’s tactics and decisions.
Not only has Torreira started few games under Unai, but he is also made to play in a far more advanced role. Preference for Xhaka playing defensive midfield still boggles Gooners. Might I add that Xhaka is slower and less defensively aware?
After witnessing Lucas Torreira’s performance against Peru, here’s what Gooners had to say:
Lucas Torreira gave our team security tonight, playing as a No6. The midfielder won back possession lots of times and did well on the ball.
It obviously helped that he was finally played in position. pic.twitter.com/ygTtGSOGPE
— Warriors of Uruguay (@UruguayanHeroes) October 12, 2019
Unai probably feels the positives on playing Torreira further forward and Xhaka behind outweigh the negatives of swapping them around. Xhaka will decide Emery’s fate the same way he decided Wenger’s.
— Hesketh (@N5_Gooner) October 12, 2019
Will Unai listen?