Lucas Torreira: 2019/20 Performances

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

  1. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    I'm not sure homesick is really the right term. He was happy in Italy and he's not from there. The guy was like 17 when he left Uruguay, so the idea that he's just left home and can't cope is ridiculous. He probably just prefers the lifestyle over in Italy than here in the UK, and tbf he wouldn't be the first player to have felt that way.

    Anyway, I still think there's a future here for him.
     
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  2. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    I don't think he's cut out for PL football. His theatrics are suited to Italy!
     
  3. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Thread Merchant

    He also cost us the Liverpool CL tie.

    A proper bellend. He thought he was better than he was
     
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  4. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Tier 1 Height

    Better than Partey.
     
  5. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    His rep here got tarnished by Emery trying to make him into an attacking midfielder

    At the base of a midfield 3 he can be really good.
     
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  6. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    How nice using a ball winning midfield in his best position. Only if very good bid like 30m we should sell but now with Guendouzi and Ceballos going we have to keep him
     
  7. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    Looks fit and quick across the ground. He reads thd game well. I was tipped about him six months before he arrived. With a proper manager and being more settled, we mught see him back to his Serie A levels.
     
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  8. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    Had more interceptions in 10 minutes than Xhaka whole season
     
  9. Monstar-Gunn4r

    Monstar-Gunn4r Well-Known Member

    Came on and was closed down quick than a high street retailer in administration. Seriously though he helped to change the complexion of the game, even Xhaka started pressing better when he had him alongside.
     
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  10. Marjorie

    Marjorie Well-Known Member

    Good to have him back?
     
  11. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    Both him and Willock raised the tempo of our game, which is what you want from your subs.
     
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  12. MikelHadADream

    MikelHadADream Well-Known Member

    Before the Guendouzi saga, I was up for selling Torreira in the summer. He isn't good enough to be a starter for a top Premier league club, his game is too limited. But now it looks that Guendouzi is off, I'd have no problem keeping him around.

    He is useful in games like todays to see out a result.
     
  13. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    Hope he does stay and probe you wrong. The guy is a top player and you base your opinion on ******** Emery's attempts to make a b2b midfielder out of him.
     
  14. MikelHadADream

    MikelHadADream Well-Known Member

    So do I but I can't see it. He is tenacious in the tackle and reads the game well defensively, but is very limited on the ball and struggles to get around the pitch. That isn't a recipe for success in the premier league.
     
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  15. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    Agree on that part. Him going up and down on the pitch didn't work well for us. The thing is, Arteta doesn't play like that, we sit deep and that's something Torreira can play. If we start to play possession football with high defensive line next season, Torreira could play that as well by staying in front of CB's and winning the ball quickly.
    The only formation so far where he clearly failed was when the gap between our defence and attack was huge and he doesn't have the legs to cover that ground.

    I'm not concerned about his ball skills, he does the basics right with simple passing and that's all you want from you DMC
     
  16. Leo_ense_

    Leo_ense_ Well-Known Member

    He’s a must keep player in my opinion, has massive, undeniable potential.

    I was all for keeping Guendouzi but now I’m coming round to the idea of keeping Torreira out of the two.

    For next season, if we can extend Ceballos loan and sign Partey our midfield options will be:

    Xhaka
    Partey
    Ceballos
    Torreira

    It’s a good set of midfielders to build around. Plus Özil, Willock etc
     
  17. jmsmtthw28

    jmsmtthw28 Well-Known Member Trusted

    I dont see where he fits in the system that Arteta is trying to implement but we will see if gets game time now that hes fit
     
  18. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Could Never Wifey An Opp Thot

    His potential is very much deniable, I really don’t see what others do. He’s never been good for us but certain people always hype him.
     
  19. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Most Well-Known Member

    South Americans & Italy/Serie A have gone together well for decades, all the way back to when Serie A was the top league in the world. It used to be the first step for many of them, I think theres also a lot of history, heritage and love for Serie A from South America that we dont see in the UK.

    Onto his ability, definitely wouldnt sell him, offers a lot when played correctly, also think he has good ability on the ball and is very sharp turning a player to break free.

    However, if he does want to leave and return to Serie A so be it, no point keeping a player who doesnt want to be here and especially if hes 'home sick' which can potentially be worse than injured or higher ambitions as it cant be cured and it effects everyday life where the player then becomes to unpredictable to trust.
     
  20. tcahill

    tcahill Well-Known Member

    Look at his games for the first half of last season. Saying he's never been good for us is factually incorrect.
     

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