Former Arsenal midfielder, Emmanuel Petit has hailed midfielder, Lucas Torreira’s influence in Gunners’ 4-2 win over Tottenham.
Arsenal defeated their North London rivals to move fourth on the Premier League table on goal difference on Sunday.
“In terms of fighting spirit, Arsenal have needed a player like Torreira,” Petit told Sky Sports.
“With the old back four that I played with and during the Invincibles’ era, we had players with anger who would fight for every ball.
“Arsenal have been too glamorous in the past few years, and not dirty enough, but with Torreira, the dirt is coming back into the team.
“He is not the most talented player, but he is like a dog on the pitch, he is a leader and sets an example.
“He doesn’t impress you physically, but you can feel his breath on your neck, and his foot in your calf because he is there all the time, and that is the kind of player you need in a team.”