Lucas Torreira sends message to Arsenal fans after derby thriller
Lucas Torreira reflects on an "incredible" game after Arsenal's 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur
Lucas Torreira reflected on an “incredible” game after he helped Arsenal to claim a 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s north London derby clash at The Emirates.
The Uruguay international was named as the man of the match in his first north London derby since arriving at The Emirates from Sampdoria in the summer transfer window.
Torreira also got on the score-sheet during the game to add to two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and one from Alexandre Lacazette.
The 22-year-old midfielder has been earning huge amounts of praise for his strong performances in an Arsenal shirt in recent months and he has now scored one goal and made one assist in 14 Premier League games for Unai Emery’s men.
And speaking after Sunday’s win, Torreira expressed his delight at helping Arsenal claim the three points to move above Tottenham Hotspur in the table.
Speaking to Arsenal’s website, Torreira said: “It’s my first derby for Arsenal and it’s an incredible game. During the week, the fans really showed me how important this game is and it was for us as well.
“It was great that we were able to win to continue our progress in the Premier League, which is one of our objectives.
“Tottenham are a very good side and they made it hard for us to find space at times, but we showed our spirit and our soul during the game. We’re really pleased and so I am, both with the goal and the win.
“I think it was the goal that put the end to the game, if you like. It was a reward for all the hard work that I’ve been putting in since the very first moment that I joined Arsenal.
“I’ve been working hard to adapt to what is a very intense league. It’s not been a long time, of course, but I think I have adapted.
“I just want to say thank you to my team-mates, the staff and everyone at the club.”
Torreira will be hoping to feature for Arsenal when the Gunners take on Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Wednesday afternoon.
The north London side are aiming to at least break back into the top four this season after they finished sixth and without a trophy under Arsene Wenger last term.