Lucas Torreira: 2019/20 Performances

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

  1. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Emery really wrecked his reputation here, was near enough a fan favourite before.

    Might not be a first 11 player, but improves the squad greatly.
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  2. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    You would need to tell us which players do you prefer instead of him. Saying he's not good enough but then we end up with Xhaka, Douzi and Ceballos midfield doesn't make much sense to me.
    Torreira has an undeniable ball wining skills and he's the only midfielder that has some standout ability, unlike others who are just bang average in everything day do, or even worse.
  3. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    He lacks aerial ability, he can't sprint over long distances and he can bounce off midfielders if they gain momentum. He hasn't played in his actual position since he has been at the club.

    He is a specialist DM at the base of a 3. Play him there and he is no longer running large distances. All of his strengths are then highlighted.

    That being said, this guy looks tasty:

  4. MikelHadADream

    MikelHadADream Well-Known Member

    If you look at the top teams of the last few years (Madrid, City, Liverpool) they've had a really athletic dm that can cover ground and stop counter attacks, as well as being competent on the ball.

    Even teams that have been successful in the Premier league recently (Chelsea with Kante, Leicester with Kante then Ndidi) have had a player like this.

    The way Arteta will want us to play in the long run, I think he will want this type of player in the DM position, that can also help us in the build up.

    I think its why the club is after Partey, who would be an amazing signing. Torreira doesn't have the abilities to perform that role.

    As I said though, he is a very useful player to bring on when the team is pushed back and needs to hold a lead. Probably more useful to the club at Guendouzi atm.
  5. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Yo @American_Gooner my boy Torreira's proving you wrong in the Season of Our Lord 20/21

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  6. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Could Never Wifey An Opp Thot

    Well we need someone to model the kids size kits.
  7. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

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  8. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Tier 1 Height

    jealous because there’s no sizes that fit your weird long body?
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  9. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Yeah tbf it’s been hard judging similar body types since Giroud left the club.
  10. scytheavatar

    scytheavatar Well-Known Member

    He also has dodgy positioning and is constantly a hole in midfield (a problem shared by Guendouzi), which is why both Arteta and Emery didn't trust him to be in front of our defense. Even Xhaka defends more reliabily than Torreira.
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  11. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Active Member

    Think it's more to do with his passing. At the base of the midfield starting moves and generating football he's just not good enough.
  12. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

  13. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    **** me, he really does seem like @OnlyOne height on that pic
  14. Camron

    Camron Established Member

    Opponents dont spot him looking over their shoulder when he's in for the steal.
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  15. Marjorie

    Marjorie Well-Known Member

    This guy was getting absolutely slated in the matchday thread, by a couple of the usual agenda merchants, just for coming on. I mean, at least wait for him to do something wrong. With 'fans' like that who needs enemies.
  16. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    He came on and be aggressive and won few balls i don't understand why people not understanding his role. He not xhaka or Ceballos
  17. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap Well-Known Member

    I can’t lie. I don’t remember what he did when he came on. Game had run tight past him imo.
  18. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    He came on when we were down to 10 men did won few balls.
  19. Gunners1616

    Gunners1616 Active Member

    Really hate how Lucas is disrespected and not well used in this team. First Emery started using him as offensive midfielder and now Arteta doesn't seem to rate him at all.

    Hope he can find a club that will better utilizes his skills and actually let him develop.

    Not so long ago dude was winning 3 MOTM trophies in a row like nothing...

  20. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    He not being disrespected we already playing with 3 cb and 2 wingback we can't have another defensive minded player in the team. Also Ceballos Xhaka been good Torreira would definitely play if we play 433

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