Lucas Torreira: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by OnlyOne, Aug 9, 2019.

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  1. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    Sorry mate not having this. In the 1st half he stopped a breakaway with a tactical foul and ate the yellow for the good of the team. For the second Southampton goal the player ran past Guendouzi who touched their shoulder and let him go it was obvious to everyone he should have taken the tactical yellow - this is 100% what Roy Keane would have done. Later on Guendouzi got a yellow for petulance - but TBF I suspect he was angry with himself.

    Watched Torreria very carefully yesterday. He was OK and nowhere close to our worst performer anyone trying to insinuate such for yesterday’s gate is talking a load of horseshit.
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  2. roz

    roz Fake News Merchant

    Tbh my only criticism if Luca yesterday is he gave the ball away too often in the first half, possibly as a result of being out of form and being continually played in the wrong position. Still think theres more to come from him
  3. kraphtous

    kraphtous Raul Stanllehi

    Not everything is Emery‘s fault. Torreira just isn‘t that good, I expect to see him play for a Lazio/Valencia type of club next season.
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  4. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    We ARE a Lazio/Valencia type of club now :lol:
  5. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    I struggle to understand why he looked good when he started. Every game now he is poor & I don't blame Emery for it, he's just a poor player. I do blame Emery for playing him though & leaving Willock on the bench who is head and shoulders above Torreira.
  6. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    He wasn’t poor yesterday, what the hell?

    There is so much wrong with this club from top to bottom. People constantly moaning about Laca and Torreria really make me scratch my head.

    Bellerin for instance was garbage yesterday and Sokratis had nightmare car crash of a game.
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  7. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    Torreira is just not good enough, I could tell in the first few months but people are blinded by new signings.

    Just watching his little legs try keep up with Southampton players, making himself exhausted because he has to run harder to keep up was enough for me to know our midfield is in the bins.

    I hope we sell and get more than we spent, he’s a flop.
  8. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    what's this about ?
  9. scytheavatar

    scytheavatar Well-Known Member

    Cause expectations of him are low early in his career with us. That's why all Torreira had to do was to make a couple of flashy tackles and a few good passes and every Arsenal fan will be singing his praises. Problem is that over time holes in his game became more and more apparent. Fans want to pretend Torreira is some Gliberto but you can't be a shield for the defense when you have the position discipline of Ramsey, playing Torreira as a DMC is like playing Ramsey as one except worse.
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  10. tcahill

    tcahill Well-Known Member

    Got five consecutive MOTM awards last season including v Liverpool and Sp**s but yeah we're "blinded by new signings".

    Little guy was dominating at least half of last season.

    Wanting a taller more powerful DM is certainly a fair opinion, but this revisionism of Torreira's abilities is just silly.
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  11. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    There’s no revisionism, MOTM can only tell you so much it’s not the be all end all. I just don’t think he fits the game in this country, he just doesn’t have the quality.
  12. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    I accept part of that but he used to pass much better as well, it wasn't just a case of a few flashy tackles, he's a regular international player in a good team. Having said that he was never what we needed, you mention Gilberto, basically we are still waiting to replace him.
  13. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    He had some good games even though that goal and celebration againat Sp**s gave him a lot of goodwill. He was never dominating games.
  14. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia


    Hard to replace something perfect though :drool:
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  15. Kysus

    Kysus Well-Known Member

    He just does not have the awareness, vision and technique to play it out from the back.
    He is a passenger in possesion.
    Has been in his "good phase" last season as well.
  16. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    Brings a tear to my eye and I’m a very masculine.
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  17. boyinneedofhumor

    boyinneedofhumor Active Member


    Onions are an alternative but it does come with other effects as well...
  18. roz

    roz Fake News Merchant

    Not sure, to me he certainly does have vision. One of the few players I have seen split the lines with a decent through ball to the attackers. The problem with that is you need a high success rate to ensure we dont lose possession, which he does. Do genuinely think theres a player in there somewhere but might not be well suited to the prem.
    wouldnt mind if we sold though
  19. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

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  20. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    Watch how he performs with dynamic , mobile midfielders. Bantancur, Torreira and Valverde is some midfield. All 3 were mighty impressive v Argentina last week at various stages
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