Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva has revealed that he has been impressed with new signing Lucas Torreira so far this season.
The Uruguay international midfielder was eased into the starting team by manager Unai Emery and he has now cemented his starting position after a string of fine performances.
The Gunners have been crying out for an influential central midfielder like Torreira for years, and Gilberto firmly believes that he has the quality to dominate games for his side.
As quoted on the Metro, he said:
I thought in the World Cup he played very well for Uruguay. It was nice because you compare the way this guy plays – his stature is not high, he’s a middle-sized player – but he knows how to position himself and play nice football.
He makes things simple, and of course, at Arsenal, we have a lot of expectation for him to keep the team ticking, the support and the position. Arsenal needs somebody like that, and I hope that he does well.
Torreira has quickly become a fan favourite and his energy in midfield in front of the back four allows the attacking players to express themselves.