But over in Russia, Torreira didn’t start both of his nation’s first two games, making Arsenal fans sweat on the ability of their potential new signing.
Torreira, though, who mixes skill and technique with a tenacious attitude, dispelled the worries in the Group A victory with an outstanding performance at the base of Uruguay’s midfield, only misplacing five passes all game, while also making three interceptions.
And this display got the Emirates faithful salivating at the prospect of him sitting in at the centre of their new-look midfield. You can see the reaction below, in association with Virgin Media.
Torreira looks absolute quality, he’s suffocating the Russian attack which is allowing the Uruguay full backs to push on, we have needed someone like this for ages.
Torreira covers the ground so quickly. Can’t believe we got him so easily. Will give much needed protection midfield. The kind of player we were after for a long time. Can’t wait to see him play in Arsenal colours