Torreira loving Arsenal life after overcoming culture shock


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Lucas Torreira says he’s happy with how his first season in English soccer goes despite the fact that the regularity of video games initially got here as a shock.

Since signing from Sampdoria in the summertime, the Uruguay worldwide has made 39 appearances for Arsenal – the joint highest within the squad alongside Alex Iwobi – incomes within the course of, cult favorite standing for his tenacious performances.

Whereas the little midfielder has more and more been rotated out and in of Unai Emery’s beginning lineups in current months, he’s nonetheless happy together with his improvement.

“I really feel nice right here,” Torreira advised a press conference forward of Thursday’s Europa League showdown with Rennes.

“I've to say at first, it was just a little troublesome as a result of it was a totally totally different league. I used to be used to the Italian league, which is a really intense one.

“Nevertheless, we have been enjoying a few times every week there, whereas initially of this season right here, Arsenal have been enjoying each as soon as or two days, in order that was fairly troublesome.

“Nevertheless I’ve been helped drastically by all of the individuals on the membership, and with a variety of exhausting work and sacrifice, I’ve managed to develop.

“I’m very happy that I’m one of many gamers to have made probably the most appearances on the membership this season.

“Having stated that, an important factor now's that we end the season in one of the simplest ways we will.”

The Gunners head into tomorrow’s recreation with Rennes figuring out they should rating no less than twice to safe protected passage to the quarter-finals. Towards a well-organised aspect who’ve already proved they've the aptitude to upset the chances, it’s going to be a troublesome ask.

Regardless of the uphill problem, Torreira is optimistic. “Clearly, we had the state of affairs within the final spherical [against BATE Borisov] the place we needed to flip the tie round,” he stated.

“I feel when it comes to the sport final week it was a really totally different recreation till the purple card to Sokratis.

“I feel we have been in charge of the match and we’d clearly taken an early lead, however the pink card did change issues and Rennes have been capable of benefit from issues.

“That stated, we do believe that we’re going to offer a really massive efficiency tomorrow and undergo to the subsequent spherical.”


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