Lucas Torreira told Robert Pires that if he scored in the North London derby, he’d take his shirt off in celebration.
The Uruguayan got his first Arsenal goal in the 4-2 win, scoring just 2 minutes after Alexandre Lacazette had put the Gunners ahead in the second half.
As promised, he whipped off his top and was duly booked but we’re almost certain he couldn’t care one bit about that as the 22 year loved his contribution to a famous victory in his first derby.
|During the week we had been talking a lot, during the training sessions,” he said, “and I told Robert Pires that if I scored a goal I would take the shirt off.
“Surely he will remember it, because one of the days during the week I told him that. And well, when I scored a lot of things passed through my head.
“A lot of happiness. So much sacrifice, so much work. And it’s good that all of this was reflected in the pitch.”
He also paid tribute to the supporters with whom he is becoming a firm favourite with his high quality midfield displays.
“Arsenal is a great club, with great fans,” he said.
“The matches are always packed, with fantastic atmosphere. The fans have dedicated a song for me and it’s incredible, because I am only here for a little while and they already have such an affection for me.”