LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal acknowledges the travelling support following the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Arsenal midfielder is thankful for being compared to football legend Patrick Vieira after his recent appearances

22-year-old midfielder Lucas Torreira moved from Italian Lega Serie A club Sampdoria to English Premier League side Arsenal over the summer.

And since he got to the Gunners’ squad, he’s been pivotal to the team’s success.

Some fans have even compared him to Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira.

“If the fans are comparing me and my game to Patrick Vieira, that’s amazing. It makes me very proud but I need to grow a bit before I can be as tall as him!” Torreira told Sky Sports News.

“But he’s an amazing player, I remember getting up in the mornings in Uruguay to watch him. I feel very happy and am looking to help the team.”

“I’m trying to improve as a player and do what’s best for the team. Right now we’re doing very well so it’s just about doing that,” he added.

“I really hope that we can achieve some really big goals this season. We are obviously competing in four competitions, so really it’s a case of so far so good.”