Former Arsenal star, Ian Wright has hailed Lucas Torreira following his “magnificent” display in the Gunners’ 4-2 victory over London rivals, Tottenham.
Torreira kept his cool to score Arsenal’s fourth goal as Unai Emery’s men completed a stunning second-half comeback.
The Uruguayan has been an outstanding performer since his £26million move during the summer transfer window, and Wright believes the club have finally found the answer to their midfield problems.
Metro UK quoted Wright as saying, “He’s the guy we’ve been looking for for the past 4 or 5 years.
“Everybody has been asking, when are we going to sign a defensive midfielder? and now we have got that guy in Torreira.
“He was magnificent today, absolutely brilliant. When you look at the way he plays, when you look at his touches, he’s everywhere. He’s everywhere on the pitch.
“It’s the way he naturally gets into positions where he can get into people. And when he’s got time, he’s got quality on the ball.”
The Arsenal legend also believes Torreira is a more ‘natural’ defensive midfielder than Granit Xhaka.
“He’s natural at it. He can read danger and he can sense danger,” Wright added.
“Unfortunately sometimes you see Granit and he doesn’t really recognise danger.
“This guy [Torreira] sees it and he springs us forward as well.”