January 18, 2019 by
Arsenal face a tough test of their top-four credentials when they welcome London rivals Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.
The Gunners currently trail the fourth place Blues by six points following last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham and Chelsea’s 2-1 home victory over Newcastle. In truth, the north London side has been inconsistent of late, winning just once in four top-flight outings.
This run has been the first big test of his Unai Emery’s managerial career at the club. This game will be a test that he will want his team to pass. .......Read more here.....
January 10, 2019 by
Arsenal seem to be moving in a more positive direction under Spanish Unai Emery. The atmosphere has certainly changed since the summer exit of veteran boss Arsene Wenger.
Summer signings have enjoyed mixed results
The positive changes have been down to Emery adding fresh ideas, as it certainly is not down to the clubs summer signings. It would be fair to say that the summer signings have produced mixed results.
Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira looks to be a bargain, while young French midfielder Mateo Guendouzi is showing promise. However, the jury is still very still out on centre-back Sokratis and goalkeeper Bernd Leno. .......Read more here.....
December 26, 2018 by
Lucas Torreira is one game away from picking up a suspension. The midfield maestro is set to play in Arsenal’s upcoming game against Brighton & Hove Albion. The 22 year old is easily considered to be one of the club’s best players, and has been able to prove that throughout the course of the season. He’s an efficient, patient and often passionate player, but that still doesn’t mean he’s immune from the same things that happen to every single player in the Premier League. .......Read more here.....
December 12, 2018 by
“I never imagined coming here to England because it was mainly Italian clubs being mentioned.
“Before I left for the World Cup I got a call from the coach [emery] which was a massive surprise for me.
“I knew that I had earned it because of all my hard work and everything that I had done. That phone call made me a happy man.
“It allowed me to relax too because it allowed me to focus all my attention on the national team and the World Cup. I’m so proud to be part of such an important team.” .......Read more here.....
December 09, 2018 by
Arsenal are now 21 games unbeaten in all competitions after Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Huddersfield at the Emirates Stadium. As with most Gunners games this season there were good and not so good points.
One of the good points was that Unai Emery’s team recorded a win and keep up in the race for a top spot. The fact that Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira also had a big effect on another game was a big positive.
Huddersfield obviously came to park the bus, with a ridiculous number of niggling fouls in the first half. Referee Paul Tierney never really had control of the game and the visitors took advantage of his inexperience at Premier League level. .......Read more here.....
December 03, 2018 by
As we all know, Arsenal recorded a magnificent 4-2 win over arch-rivals Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday afternoon. The derby had absolutely everything, as the two teams went at it in a highly entertaining encounter.
The Gunners resilience to come back from 2-1 down to record what could be a pivotal victory in the race for the Champions League places.
Good management by Emery
Much of the credit for the comeback must go to Gunners boss Unai Emery. The Spanish boss could see that the starting line-up he picked was not working out in the latter stages of the first half and remedied the situation at half time. .......Read more here.....
November 08, 2018 by
Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira has made a strong start to his Arsenal career and is fast becoming a favourite amongst the fans. The midfielder’s enthusiasm and tenacious approach have caught the eye in his appearances for the Gunners since his summer switch from Sampdoria.
Flattered by comparisons to Arsenal great
In fact, his performances have seen some fans compare the South American to Arsenal great Patrick Vieira. Talking about the comparison, Torreira told Sky Sports: “If the fans are comparing me and my game to Patrick Vieira, that’s amazing. It makes me very proud but I need to grow a bit before I can be as tall as him!” .......Read more here.....
November 05, 2018 by
Ah, the future. A terrifying prospect both in life and in terms of football, mainly because none of us knows what it holds. Our favourite team could be docked points at the drop of a dime, or, you know, something that actually matters could happen in our personal lives. It really is an open book, and that’s one of the things we want to focus on today – because for all of the excitement surrounding the current situation Arsenal find themselves in, it still seems like people are looking too far ahead of themselves. .......Read more here.....
November 05, 2018 by
It’s often not considered to be too much of a ‘commodity’ to put on a world class Premier League performance these days, because everyone has their day in the sunshine – so to speak, that is. Alas, it still feels like we need to give credit where credit is due, and Lucas Torreira has certainly earned the right to be awarded some praise in the wake of his showing against Liverpool at the weekend. The youngster was instrumental in guiding the Gunners towards a point against the Reds which, in the eyes of many, seemed quite unlikely. .......Read more here.....
October 04, 2018 by
Arsenal signed Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria this summer for around £26million. The Uruguay international needed a bit of time to settle in at the Emirates under the command of manager Unai Emery. Having started the season on the bench with a few encouraging cameo performances, he has now worked his way into Emery’s starting XI at the expense of young Matteo Guendouzi, despite the youngster being named Arsenal’s Player of the Month for August. Whether the manager made the right call to choose Granit Xhaka over Guendouzi, however, remains to be seen.
Robert Pires has given his verdict on Torreira a few days ago. .......Read more here.....