Lucas Torreira: Arsenal’s new Orchestrator

The heart of the game happens in the heart of the field. Yes, it’s the midfield where the tactics take shape, where the game happens. So every team needs a good midfield and at least one exceptional midfielder. A midfielder with something special. Chelsea has Kante. Not every team has a Kante but Arsenal has found someone who is almost as special as Kante. It is Lucas Torreira.

The 22-year-old Uruguayan is one of the best pieces of business Arsenal has done in recent times. Torreira joined Arsenal from Sampdoria for a fee around £26.4m. He showed his true talent with Uruguay in the World Cup. Arsenal definitely knew he was the player they needed and without a second thought they wrapped him up. How good he has been? The stats will tell you a part of the story.

How well does his Stats fare?

When it comes to the stats game, he is neck to neck with N’golo Kante. The image is clear enough to convey that. His stats are better than the Frenchman in Recoveries, Duels won, Interceptions, and Clearances. Surprised? It’s the true story.

There is more to his game that Stats tell you. He is the type of player Arsenal needed for years. A player who can win you the ball and start attack straight away. A man who can orchestrate their style of play from the heart of the midfield. A player who bridges the gap and connects the defense to the midfield. What an impact he has had.

Another player who has benefited a lot from Torreira’s arrival is Granit Xhaka. Torreira eases the pressure on Xhaka and gives more freedom to bring on his natural style of play. Along with Torreira, Xhaka is ruling the Gunner’s midfield. Torriera is where ever Arsenal want him to be. You want someone to stop the counter attack? There he is. Want someone to clear the ball away? There he is again.

So at just 22, he has a lot of time to develop. He is too good at the moment and he can be the legend at what he does. In the coming years, we will see Lucas Torreira bossing the midfield for both Uruguay and Arsenal. Good days are just around the corner Arsenal Fans!

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