Torreira reacts! Arsenal fans get response over Patrick Vieira claim
New Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira says it is “amazing” to hear supporters compare him to Gunners legend Patrick Vieira.
The little maestro arrived in the summer for just £26.5 million after weeks of speculation that he could in fact end up at the likes of Juventus or PSG after impressing at Italian giants Sampdoria.
However, after convincing the Uruguay International that the Emirates is the best place for him and his future right now, Torreira has made a stunning start to life at Arsenal and has been hailed as the holding midfielder that the club needed.
And Arsenal supporters are likening their summer signing to one of their greatest-ever players, something Torreira has welcomed, telling Sky Sports: “If the fans are comparing me and my game to Patrick Vieira, that’s amazing. It makes me very proud but I need to grow a bit before I can be as tall as him!”
“But he’s an amazing player, I remember getting up in the mornings in Uruguay to watch him. I feel very happy and am looking to help the team.
“I’m trying to improve as a player and do what’s best for the team. Right now we’re doing very well so it’s just about doing that.”
Here is what we think on little Torreira.
The midfielder showed his qualities all through last season for Sampdoria and then impressed even more at the world Cup, becoming one of the most effective and creative players for Uruguay.
So when Arsenal managed to snap him up, they brought more than just a player that will protect the back-line, they have brought someone with the ability to do everything a top-class midfielder needs in todays game.
It may be early days for his Arsenal future, but he was a real summer bargain and he will develop into a world class midfielder.