Arsenal urged to replace Lucas Torreira with Premier League star

Arsenal should replace Lucas Torreira with Wilfried Ndidi reckons former Aston Villa ace, Gabby Agbonlahor.

The former England star was speaking to Stadium Astro as cited by the Daily Star recently and he was asked a few questions about Arsenal.

One of his comments on the Gunners was to urge Mikel Arteta to get rid of Lucas Torreira in the summer and replace him with Nigerian international, Wilfried Ndidi.

Ndidi has been at the top of the list of best midfielders in the Premier League since he joined Leicester City.

Surprisingly, several big teams haven’t considered making a move for him and he is set to help the Foxes finish inside the top four this season.

Agbonlahor thinks that Torreira is currently Arsenal’s best option in defensive midfield, but the Uruguayan lacks the leg to help Mikel Arteta’s team get too much better.

He reckons that the Gunners should consider replacing him with Ndidi in the summer as the Nigerian has the legs to play that role better.

He said: “I don’t think he’s the player that’s going to take Arsenal to that next step.

“Arteta will look at him and think he can do a job now.

“But when the summer comes he may be looking for someone with more legs, someone better.

“He’s good for now but I think that’s because Arteta can’t buy any players in January.

“For the players available, I think Torreira’s the best option he’s got.”

Talking about Wilfried Ndidi replacing Torreira, Agbonlahor said:

“Yeah, he would suit, with the way he’s been playing for Leicester, I think he’s got the legs.

“He can move the ball forward and win the ball back.

“But Leicester are doing better than them, so they won’t sell, despite this, he would definitely want a move to Arsenal with their history” Agbonlahor added.


  1. According to Transfermarkt, Ndidi is currently valued at 45 M. This is because of his long term contract that will only expire in 2024

    Rather than spending a lot of money on another right-footed CDM, we had better try Chambers out. He played very well as CDM at Fulham and I believe he would not disappoint if playing as right DM in 4-2-3-1

    We already have Guendouzi and Willock who can also play as right DM in a double pivot formation

    Xhaka is always in Wenger’s, Emery’s, Ljungberg’s and Arteta’s first team because he has no good competitor in the left DM position

    1. And you honestly believe these players you just mentioned are anything close to Ndidi’s league. Don’t make me laugh buddy

  2. Gotnoidea, i see you have started another obsession that doesn’t make any sense at all. Who cares if a DM is left or right footed? What difference does it make if DM is a right or left footed? Their main duty is screening the back 4 and the rest is secondary. Its also crazy that you believe Arsenal shouldn’t buy Ndidi because we have willock and Gondouzi. Just stop it

    1. Please who is this guy called gotanidea? is he truely an arsenal fan? so to him because of some below average players we should not buy good players anymore, chai….. something is wrong somewhere

  3. I’d love to have Ndidi and Torreira in the middle of the park.
    It would elevate this team so much.
    We can add one creative midfielder, then we’ll be set up to play 4-3-3.
    Ndidi shouldn’t replace Torreira, Ndidi should be playing alongside Torreira next season

    1. Don’t get me wrong but recently I understand why all the gaffers like Xhaka, he’s slow and he’s injury and card prone but he’s the only one in the team with the guts to play attacking passes from deep midfield, when he’s not playing we just pass left to right to right to left…

  4. Love Torreira but i have been and are of the opinion that Torreiras size and the way he plays will always attract injuries. He is full blooded and committed but because of his build, the fact he is covering for xhakas inability, he is a bit like a dodgem getting bashed around. I like the guy but i dont see him playing more than 5 to 10 games at a time. The long term answer will be Gouendouzi, so whether next season it is Gouendouzi, torreira or Gouendouzi and say ndidi then that is something that Arteta will have to look at. Torreira i just don’t see as a regular because he keeps getting bashed up, thats my concern with the pocket rocket.

  5. Why some people are talking like this at least we need bench player if I say bench playing at referring to players that can replace another player when one is tired of substitute look at mancity their bench player are good if they remove one player another dangerous player will enter so place no need of sending Torreira bcos of indidi we both players in the team at 2 to 3 players in each department tnx

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