Arsenal fans were critical of a number of Unai Emery’s decisions last night – including leaving Lucas Torreira on the bench.
Torreira was not named in the starting line-up with Emery opting for a midfield trio of Joe Willock, Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka instead. Torreira and Dani Ceballos were left on the bench and Arsenal fans were not happy with this.
This season, Torreira has been used sparingly. He was only given seven minutes in the win against Bournemouth before the break. And Emery didn’t bring him on against Sheffield United.
Torreira snubbed again
Arsenal lost 1-0 and fans questioned the decision to leave Torreira out. Many pointed out that the Uruguay international has been more consistent than Xhaka in the defensive midfield role.
Torreira has played 10 times this season, including seven matches in the Premier League. But only two of his league outings have been starts. The 23-year-old’s lack of action this season will frustrate him.
Arsenal fans on Torreira
Also feel reallly bad for Lucas Torreira. 100% sure he’s the best defensive midfielder at Arsenal in this current squad. Perfect player to screen our back 4. Either he gets benched, or is made to play like a second striker. Mismanagement of the highest order.
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) October 21, 2019
Emery is clueless. Torreira last season was playing so well. This season playing on the bench. #Emeryout
— OBEDIENCE TSVUURA (@OBEDIENCETSVUU2) October 21, 2019
Feel sorry for Torreira and Ozil.
You may not like both but let’s try Torreira as CDM and Ozil as an ACM with some good strikers ahead.
Furthermore, I also feel sorry for Aubamayang having to play right back for 45 minutes 🤦🏻♂️
— Andy Thomas (@andrewdjthomas) October 22, 2019
We need to play the midfield combination of Torriera Ozil Guendouzi… Bt our coach is nt competent enough to see dt we are lacking creativity
— IYEKUsneh (@IYEKUsneh) October 21, 2019
Moving forward Torreira should start games, Bellerin and Tierney should be integrated quicker and Lacazette, Auba and Pepe should start as part of a front trio. None of that over tinkering or experimenting again.
— shola (@__Shola) October 22, 2019
Still can’t believe we have fully fit Lucas Torreira on the bench for 90 minutes. He should be starting ahead of our captain every single game.
— Manas Gaur (@ManasGaur08) October 22, 2019
Original article: https://tbrfootball.com/arsenal-fans-react-to-lucas-torreiras-absence/