What Lucas Torreira Will Bring To Arsenal
After several discussion with Sampdoria, Arsenal have finally agreed a deal with the SerieA club o sign their 22 year old mildfielder, Lucas Torreira for a fee in the the region of £26.4m (€30m). It is expected thatwhat is left for Arsenal is to agree personal terms with the player and his representatives. It is expected that an announcement could be made before the start of the world cup as he will be in action representing his country, Uruguay. Even Premier League odds have changed their opinion about Arsenal next season with the news of the new arrival.
Signing the 22 year old is one request that was specifically made by Unai Emery. This means that the manager understands how he want to set up his team and how Torreira will fit into his system. Arsenal have lacked a direct defensive midfielder in some time now and going for a player like that means it’s almost a straight walk into the team for him.
His spell at Serie-A has made us understand why he is the player Emery sees as the perfect fit fot the Gunners worries. He is strong, combative and a good passer of the ball. One of Arsenal vlogger described him as a Carzola-Viera type of player, someone who can throw a defense splitting pass and also make very good tackles.
His performance in the just concluded season earned him a good attention by many club apart from Arsenal as he was on Napoli books before the North London club paid €5m more for his signature. This shows his quality for a club like Arsenal to be cuffing out such amount at this period of transition. He is expected to showcase himself at the world cup with Uruguay as Óscar Tabárez’s men will hope to make a good impact at Russia.
His arrival will signify many good things to come for Arsenal. The problem of a natural defensive midfielder will be gone, he will afford players like Ramsey the opportunity to play much more up the field and it also guarantees players like Xhaka lesser chances of committing too many fouls when the coach decides to play two central midfielders. The major counter attacking football style that Emery will love to play can only be enjoyed when the club has a player that can break up play and launch an attack in a short time.
Players like Mesut Ozil will focus more on their strength and do more of creating in the team. The different ways of setting up in the middle is another boost Arsenal have just gotten. With Torreira arrival, playing three at the back with two central midfielders becomes much easier. With him and Ramsey starting centrally, but Torrerira playing deeper, Ozil could flot in front of them behind the two strikers. This is a big option that Emery will explore going into the new season. It is just a perfect buy that the team has been clamouring for in ages. We believe, analyzed different football predictions and do believe this season will be very different for the Gooners.
The only possible downside to his arrival is the possibility that Wilshere could truly be surplus to requirement and a potential move could be on the card. He might however decide to stay and fight for his shirt in the team but with his contract expired and waiting to sign a new one, he could have played his last game with the cannon crest on his shirt.