Unai Emery is persisting with introducing Lucas Torreira to the Arsenal team, and yet again he was on the bench and was brought on for the second half, and although we have all been impressed with Matteo Guendouzi since the start of the season, it is obvious that he will be a backup for Torreira when he is ready to start every game. Arsenal looked disjointed and at sea in the first half, but took control when Torreira came on. He looked like the missing link to me.
As Emery said after the game about the switch during the break. “I want to give every player confidence,” he said.
“I am very happy with Matteo and also very happy with Lucas. But maybe in the second half we needed a little more balance on the pitch with the positioning. Lucas gives us this balance.”
Guendouzi played very safely and cannot be criticised for his performance as he hardly made any mistakes, but Torreira is more aggressive and forward looking and even had a couple of shots on goal.
Well look at this video of his performance today and make your own decision….