Lucas Torreira has spoken to the media about adapting to Arsenal’s style of play, and why he works so well with Granit Xhaka.
In the season so far, Torreira’s inclusion has generally signposted good things for Arsenal.
He didn’t start in either of the team’s defeats back in August, but the Gunners haven’t lost any of the six games with him in the starting eleven since then. That includes a run of five consecutive league starts since mid-September.
In fact, the Uruguayan has featured at some stage in all 13 matches of Arsenal’s unbeaten run. He humbly suggests he still hasn’t fully adapted to the style of Unai Emery’s side yet though.
“I am going to get to grips better with all the tactical aspects of how Arsenal play,” he said in the Evening Standard. “Last year, I got used to Sampdoria’s style of play, where we had three players across the midfield, and I’m now adapting to Arsenal’s and there just being two of us, playing alongside Granit Xhaka.
“There are many things I can improve on, but that will come with time. We are going to have a much better understanding, we’ll only improve and when things are going well the team will become even better.”