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Another slow start for Arsenal 0

Posted on December 09, 2018 by David Nugent

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.

Some negatives

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.

Derby come back shows Arsenal’s improvement this season 0

Posted on December 03, 2018 by David Nugent

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.

Torreira flattered by Vieira comparisons 0

Posted on November 08, 2018 by David Nugent

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!”

The Torreira special – Part 2 0

Posted on November 05, 2018 by Harry Kettle

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.

The Torreira special – Part 1 0

Posted on November 05, 2018 by Harry Kettle

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.

Pires praises ‘warrior’ Torreira 0

Posted on October 04, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

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.

The Torreira problem 0

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It seems as if waiting around every corner is another obstacle for the majority of Premier League clubs these days, especially those that compete in Europe. Arsenal are no strangers to that and despite the fact they managed to come away with the three points from their game against Vorskla last night, that’ll likely be outweighed by the fact that Lucas Torreira hobbled off with a knee injury as thousands upon thousands of fans collectively held their breath.

Should Lucas Torreira now start for Arsenal? 0

Posted on September 17, 2018 by David Nugent

I have found myself on a number of occasions talking about the make-up of the Arsenal central midfield, mainly the lack of playing minutes for summer signing Lucas Torreira. For me, the Uruguayan was the sort of central midfielder Arsenal needed in the summer.

Showed his qualities against Newcastle

Once again, on Saturday at Newcastle, Torreira found himself on the bench with Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka starting in the centre of the pitch for the Gunners.

At half time, it was obvious that young Guendouzi was not having his best game, which happens to young players developing their game.

Newcastle v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on September 14, 2018 by David Nugent

The Premier League returns this weekend after a two-week international break. Arsenal’s first game after the break is a trip to Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.

The home side have made a woeful start to their Premier League campaign this season, having failed to win any of their four league games, while suffering three defeats in the process.

The Magpies have struggled to keep the opposition out, as the north east side has conceded at least two goals in three of their four league games this season. The home side’s poor form started at the back end of last season. Due to that poor form, Rafa Benitez’s side has now lost seven of their last nine top-flight games.

Guendouzi should keep his place 0

Posted on September 10, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal signed Matteo Guendouzi from French second-tier side Lorient this summer, and as common logic would suggest, it seemed unavoidable for a 19-year-old player changing surroundings, coming from Ligue 2 to a top-six Premier League team, to struggle to adapt to the change in level of football for a while.

However, it could not have turned out more different for Guendouzi, who not only seems to have blended in nicely already, but has even been awarded Arsenal’s Player of the Month award for his first competitive month with the club.



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