Torreira: Goal was reward for all my hard work

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Lucas Torreira has been threatening to score his first Arsenal goal for a few weeks now.

You may remember the swirling effort that was just tipped over by Alisson in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool a couple of weeks back and last Sunday he hit the post at Bournemouth.

Today, against our gobby homeless neighbours, he finally delivered the goods. And in real style.

Collecting a great through ball by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the corner of the box, he escaped Eric Dier’s lunge, took a touch and smashed home a low drive across Hugo Lloris. 4-2 to the Arsenal and game over.

The Emirates went absolutely mental. And so too did the players who mobbed the shirtless Uruguayan down by the corner flag.

After the match, the midfielder paid homage to everyone who has helped him settle in so quickly at the Emirates.

“It’s my first derby for Arsenal and it’s an incredible game,” he told Arsenal.com.

“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.”

And we’d like to thank you Lucas. That was a goal and a moment that will live long in the memory.

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Jargo89
Jargo89

Thanks Lucas

SB Still
SB Still

He is the same height as me, so hugely satisfying to see him fix our huge midfield hole 🙂

Now for the ManU cunts. Let’s show them where they belong – mid-table.

kaius
kaius

In that case, you sir, are a giant in spirit!

Billy
Billy

I had the same growth hormone issue and treatment Lionel Messi had when I was a kid. Torreira would have absolutely loved him when I was a kid, seeing someone his size take
on and beat people like Eric Dier and Dele Alli. To be honest, I think I still do 😍

Billy
Billy

*I would have absolutely loved Torreira I mean haha

afan
afan

oi, team blogs, what has happened to YOUR policy on swearing, the language on here is appalling, can you please put a stop to it, thank you

arseblog
Admin

Shut the fuck up

Get 2 d Choppa
Get 2 d Choppa

Blogs I wish I could upvote you a thousand times

Arse City Blues
Arse City Blues

There was a young man named Torreira, in some ways the same as Vieira, he’s what we’ve been missing, let’s see some badge kissing, this is the exciting new era!

Three Steps Sideways
Three Steps Sideways

I normally detest limericks, but bravo.

Reality check
Reality check

Oh now i get it, we’ve been looking at it the wrong way all this time.. the key to replacing Viera was to find a midfielder whose name sounds like his’ and not look like him.. makes perfect sense

Unai’s red army
Unai’s red army

Genuinely in love with this guy, completely smitten 🥰

chuffy
chuffy

This lad was a bargain. Scout team have did wonders getting him in. At 22, the sky is the limit for him. I hope he signed a long contract!

eternalflamini
eternalflamini

3 years I believe but hopefully they are working on a new contract right at this moment!

Pedant
Pedant

Class player already but has done so well in a new league.

Despite his size he has filled a huge gap in our side.

Emryate
Emryate

Merci Torreira … Gentle Giant.

renaissancerosicky
renaissancerosicky

Torreira makes me want to buy a jersey. First player whose name I’d like to have on my back in basically forever.

Arse City Blues
Arse City Blues

Haha I thought exactly the same.. I play the ‘Torreira’ role too 🙂

wheressteve
wheressteve

f*ck the jersey. I’m getting a tattoo!

Hesgotyellowbootson
Hesgotyellowbootson

He’s been a quality signing. I just wonder how long it will be until City and Barcelona come sniffing

Mekus
Mekus

Exactly my thoughts and fear. But let’s cross that bridge whenever we get to it.

Martin
Martin

He would never join Cardiff or Leicester.

rayafc
rayafc

I’d like to think he would tell them to fuck off, I’m a gooner!

Hesgotyellowbootson
Hesgotyellowbootson

Based off of his passionate celebration I’d like to think so too

SB Still
SB Still

I would like to think by that time Emery would have reshaped the team to his idea and worked his magic that we would be genuine contenders for titles.

Emery has already genuine top-4 contenders & its not even Christmas.

Pkk
Pkk

Anyone else read this article with a big smile on their face?! Lol

Great performance by our lads… Beyond proud of them! Hard work pays off, keep it up!
Torreira… Our Little Uruguayan but with a massive heart!

rayafc
rayafc

All I have to say is ❤️

Evang. Simon
Evang. Simon

This guy is only 22 and he is already my hero despite the huge age difference between us….

But who cares…..

Lucas my younger brother
Lucas my super hero

Irrational Gunner

Laughed like hell when he took his shirt off. Only thing that would have added to the bliss would have been a sword in his hand!

Reality check
Reality check

Loll You have an irrational sense of humour too

kaius
kaius

Dier shoving Torreira during the build-up to his goal, and Torreira using that shove to curve his run away from Dier’s lunging tackle was just one of so many great little details from today.

Fucking iconic performance from young Lucas.

Thierry bergkamp
Thierry bergkamp

The guy is only 22, he’s gonna be a beast, hopefully we can fullfil his ambition and get his best years. I’d go as far as saying he could turn out to be our best signing since Santi or even as far back as Cesc.

Reality check
Reality check

I’d add Auba to your list too, and Ozil for the culture shift from the bargain basement to record breaking..

PEA14
PEA14

Auba, yes! Ozil…I’m starting to think we could have put that £350k to better use. Hasn’t been a standout this season and the last 2 games have proven we can win (and win BIG when it matters) without him.

rosicky4real
rosicky4real

Ever since TR7 retired, haven’t decided whose jersey am going to get. I think I might opt for Toreira.

assistantref
assistantref

This guy is so awesome. He’s a great little Uruguayan bastard on the pitch, and yet always seems like a complete gentleman any time you hear him open his mouth. Plus he’s only five feet tall, and it’s been scientifically proven that every inch under 5 foot 10 makes a player 10% more endearing.

swongken
swongken

all else aside, i’m worried about throwing around ‘homeless’. folks have to sleep rough and that’s no good. the spuds are more like a turd lacking their toilet bowl of a plumbing clusterfuck.

kaius
kaius

Ah, socially consious but equally insulting to the Sp*ds. Gotta respect it!

A.B
A.B

What a way to cap off your first NLD, so happy for him!

Nameless_Gooner
Nameless_Gooner

What a fr***kn player.. my absolute favourite n this team..

Cyprus The Immortal Gooner
Cyprus The Immortal Gooner

Getting a shirt with his name on…

Santori
Santori

MOTM for me.

12 turnovers I believe.

Just a pest nipping at the heels of opponents.

And what a way to cap your first NLD.

He’s also got Granit playing superbly and we really have a superb midfield in the making now. Captain for the day, Xhaka was tremendous today.

But the wee man brings the fight we have been missing since Santi got knocked.

Fantastic.

Andy
Andy

What ever comes before “eira” in their names is because of their heights. We love you Lucas.

Teryima Adi
Teryima Adi

The Pitbull or is it the Terrier. Great player

AFL
AFL

Can we please, please, please give Lucas new contract with more per week earnings and at least 200 mil release clause? ASAP!

afan
afan

yes, after we sell ozil and tie up ramsey