Lucas Torreira has dedicated his winning goal against Huddersfield to the Arsenal fans, thanking them for ‘showing up’ every week.
We’ll sidestep the fact a fair few didn’t do that last year when things got tough *casts suspicious eye at certain members of the audience* and instead focus on how brilliant our Uruguayan is.
On a tough afternoon at the Emirates, the 22-year-old once again delivered a man-of-the-match performance in midfield and netted a second goal of the week to secure three vital points.
Did we mention the goal was a deliciously acrobatic overhead kick following fine work by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang? Yes, it was from only five yards out, but it still looks great in the pictures.
Anyway, here’s what Lucas had to say about the way his goal came about.
“When the ball went to the back post, I saw Auba control the ball and got myself into the box because I thought he might put it straight back in,” he told Arsenal.com.
“The goalie made it hard for him so Auba hung it up and I was there waiting. It was just the goalscorer’s instinct that all players have – thankfully it came off and the goal meant we won the game.
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“I am really happy, really happy. I work really hard throughout the week to make these moments happen at the weekend, because that’s the most important thing.
“These goals help the team to keep winning, keep improving and keep building confidence. We have a fantastic team and a great group and we enjoy playing together.
“The goal is for the fans too – they show up every week and follow us to all the different stadiums. They’re always there so this goal is for them first and foremost.”