Time for Torreira: Our midfielder turns 23 today
- Signed in the summer for £26 million Torreira came as a long-term solution for Arsenal's ailing midfield
- He's been absolutely brilliant thus far into the season, putting in efforts both on and off the pitch
- And today, our midfielder turns 23
Having arrived only last summer, Lucas has already become fan favourite. The midfielder has enjoyed a spectacular campaign. Though, the Gunners have struggled to deliver expected results, the Uruguay international has always caught an eye with his remarkable performances.
He's been Mr. Reliable both on and off the pitch and his efforts to adapt to the local language and culture were truly outstanding.
Here's what the Birthday boy had to say on his adaptation process:
"Well I have to say it hasn’t been easy because it’s a new life for me, but I’m having the right attitude, putting a lot of effort into it and I’m adapting to life in England and of course the language," Torreira said.
"I’m studying very hard on that because I do think it’s very important. It’s not just the fact that I’m here, I also need the language to be able to communicate with my team-mates on the field.
His metrics on the field are similarly impressive with most recoveries, most fouls and most tackles for Arsenal:
Happy 23rd birthday to Lucas Torreira!— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 11, 2019
• Most recoveries (172)
• Most fouls won (56)
• Most tackles (54)
He leads all outfield Arsenal players for those metrics.
And he comes from Uruguay. 🇺🇾 pic.twitter.com/uC7kV8HFd9
Guess where Torreira would be celebrating his birthday today?
A winner both on and off the pitch, happy birthday, Torreira!