It’s been a busy summer transfer window 2018 for Arsenal and they have announced their fourth and arguably their most significant signing of the summer with the capture of Uruguay defensive midfield Lucas Torreira.
Torreira will be a fantastic acquisition for the Gunners and could add some steel to their midfield next season – given they conceded 51 times last season in the Premier League and made 15 errors leading to a goal, according to the official Premier League website.
It will be interesting to see where he lines up for the Gunners next season, however, many Gunners would love to see him positioned behind Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey in midfield, with Mesut Ozil playing just behind strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
He shone in Serie A for Sampdoria and looks ideal for Arsenal’s needs in the middle of the park to break up play and create quick transitions between defence and attack and some fans have heralded him as the new N’Golo Kante after watching him put a number of impressive displays for his former club and at this summer’s World Cup 2018.
Won’t lie, I’m actually very jealous that Arsenal have got Torreira. Didn’t watch him at all for Sampdoria but based of the World Cup, he seems to be a Kanté/ Verratti rolled into one. Only bought for like £25m too. Top signing from Emery.
— Ryan. ? (@Vintage_Utd) July 10, 2018
Compared to Kanté. ?
Compared to Cazorla. ?
Now Lucas Torreira has been likened to Sergio Busquets. ?
This is why Arsenal fans should be excited…https://t.co/Lsvu2L6HN9
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 9, 2018
Obviously he’s not within the top 10 in the league instantly. But soon enough he’ll reach Kante status I reckon
— r ??????? (@TorreiraEN) July 10, 2018
welcome Lucas ‘Patrick viera,Xabi alonso, Ngolo kante’ Torreira
— Lil Berry (@Abdul_lil_berry) July 10, 2018
Kante and Torreira when they meet up in the London derby. pic.twitter.com/7JeqFX5Y0l
— The Chosen One. (@CaptainSiya) July 10, 2018
Torreira > Kanté pic.twitter.com/mvBATgnFGx
— ~ ????? ~ (@raaulytto) July 10, 2018
Cazorla + Kante = Torreira https://t.co/KLQZfYvTRD
— Satria (@satriaooo) July 10, 2018