Torreira: My partnership with Granit can take Arsenal all the way

Arsenal star Lucas Torreira insists midfield partnershi with Granit Xhaka can fire Gunner to glory this season

The Uruguayan has formed a robust defensive shield alongside Xhaka during much of the club’s 13-game unbeaten run.

Lucas Torreira is convinced he and Granit Xhaka can provide the platform for Arsenal success
And Torreira believes the new-look partnership will only improve, starting against Liverpool this weekend.

He said: “Granit is a player I link up a lot with in the midfield and he covers a lot o ground.

“He occupies space really well and is important to the defensive balance of th team.

“He’s an outlet for the first pass from defence and frustrates the opposition attackers.

Xhaka and Torreira are expected to line up in midfield when Liverpool visit Arsenal

“When he is playing well, the team are going to win games.

“We are gaining points, me and him are playing minutes together and gaining experience together, which is important.”

Torreira joined Arsenal for £27million from Sampdoria in the summer.

And the combative star can already see big things ahead for the team.

He said: “I’m getting to grips with the tactical side and we will only improve.

“I believe we can have a successful season because it’s a motivated and exciting team.”.

URUGUAY take on Brazil in a friendly at Emirates Stadium on November 16, KO 8pm. Tickets from £30 on sale at


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