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05-12-2018 | 12:00 Football

Lucas Torreira reveals what Unai Emery tells him before every Arsenal match

Lucas Torreira joined Arsenal in the summer and has become a revelation since arriving from Sampdoria. For his recent display for Arsenal against Tottenham Torreira was named man of the match for producing a masterclass from the base of midfield. ‘I have the confidence of my team-mates and the coach tells me before every game to try to get forward,’ Torreira following Arsenal’s win over Spurs. ‘Obviously when we are out on the pitch we like to create chances to score. ‘In the previous match I had hit the post, going so close. ‘On Sunday I got lucky and I am so happy about that.’ Torreira is already being touted as the new Patrick Vieira has been credited with bringing a tenaciousness – known as ‘garra charrua’ in his native Uruguay – back to Arsenal’s midfield. ‘That is something I carry inside of me,’ he explained. ‘That is my way of playing, and I try to bring that positive energy to the team.’

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