Arsenal legend compares Lucas Torreira to N’Golo Kante

Gilberto Silva opens up about new Arsenal signing Lucas Torreira following his move to The Emirates

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Lucas Torreira
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira Photo: Arsenal Media

Gilberto Silva is hoping that Lucas Torreira can have a similar impact at Arsenal as N’Golo Kante did at Chelsea FC.

Torreira is currently getting used to life at The Emirates after having signed for the Gunners from Italian side Sampdoria in the summer transfer window.

The midfielder joins Arsenal after having made a handful of impressive performances for Uruguay at the World Cup in Russia over the summer.

The 22-year-old notched up an assist as he helped Arsenal to claim a 3-2 win over Cardiff City in their most recent Premier League outing.

However, despite his impressive appearances off the bench, Torreira is yet to make his first start in the Premier League this season under new boss Unai Emery.

And former Arsenal star Gilberto is hopeful that Torreira can have a similar impact at The Emirates as Kante has since the Frenchman’s arrival in the Premier League.

Speaking in an interview quoted in the Daily Express, Silva said when asked about Torreira: “Of course, you have Kante at Chelsea.

“He’s a small player. It’s about how smart they are to play in this position, to find the best ball to give, play nice and simple.”

Torreira will be hoping to make his first Premier League start of the season on Saturday when the Gunners travel to Newcastle United in the top flight.

Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in 2003-04.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

ATP Finals 2018
The Sport Review
Nitto ATP Finals: Sascha Zverev beats Roger Federer to reach biggest final of career
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
The Sport Review
Mateo Kovacic replies when asked about his Chelsea FC future
ATP Finals 2018
The Sport Review
Nitto ATP Finals: Devastating Novak Djokovic crushes Kevin Anderson en route to final
The Sport Review
Stewart Robson: How Alexandre Lacazette has improved at Arsenal