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With nine wins on the bounce in all competitions, it’s fair to say Unai Emery has already hit the ground running at Arsenal.
But the Spaniard is far from the only new recruit to make a positive impression early doors.
Arsenal without @LTorreira34 this season:
Goals scored: 9
Goals conceded: 10
Arsenal with Lucas Torreira this season:
Goals scored: 20
Goals conceded: 3 pic.twitter.com/D38zLWvPAO
— Urban Arsenal (@ArsenalUrban) October 10, 2018
Combative yet technically adept, the diminutive Uruguayan’s displays at the heart of the Arsenal midfield are backed up by a series of extremely impressive numbers that show a tangible impact on his new side – and have even led to comparisons with club greats such as Gilberto Silva on social media.
In 442 minutes without Torreira on the pitch, Arsenal have conceded 10 times and scored just nine.
That’s compared to a staggering 20 goals for and just three against in the 548 minutes that Torreira has actually been in action.
Lucas Torreira’s Arsenal career so far in numbers??
551 minutes played
373 successful passes
4 key passes
18 accurate long balls
36 duels won
18 fouls won
While he’s been on the pitch we’ve scored 20 goals & conceded only 3. Warrior.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 8, 2018