Lucas Torreira raves about two ‘wonderful’ Arsenal stars

Lucas Torreira opens up about Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil Photo: Puma

Lucas Torreira has heaped praise on both Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil for the way the pair have helped him to settle into life at Arsenal.

Torreira has been getting used to life at the north London club after signing for the Gunners from Sampdoria following the appointment of Unai Emery back in May.

The 22-year-old midfielder has been earning praise for his recent displays for the north London side and he was named as the man of the match in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool FC earlier this month.

The midfielder has started seven of Arsenal’s 12 Premier League games so far this season and has notched up one assist for his team-mates in the top flight.

He has been showing plenty of promise in an Arsenal shirt as he continues to get used to life in the Premier League.

Now, the midfielder has revealed that the likes of Ozil and Lacazette have been helping him to feel at home following his move to the English club.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Torreira said: “When I arrived at the club they told me that my closet in the locker room was going to be in between Lacazette’s and Ozil’s.

“I would have never imagined or dreamed of something like that.

“I am privileged to live all this at the age of 22. It was very hard for me to get where I am now. That’s why it’s so enjoyable.”

He continued: “Mesut and Laca are wonderful players and people.

“They bring in that quality touch that the team needs. They dictate the tempo in every play of the game.

“Laca is in great scoring form, which is really important for us and we know that Mesut is a top player.

“If you pass him the ball he will hardly ever give it away. He plays with simplicity and he’s got a lot of quality, which makes us very calm.

“As I midfielder I know that if I pass him the ball I can be calm.”

Torreira will be hoping to feature for Arsenal when the Gunners return to Premier League action after the international break on 25 November with a trip to Bournemouth.

The north London side are looking to return to winning ways after having drawn their last three games in the Premier League.

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