Former Arsenal and England defender Martin Keown has lauded Arsenal midfielder Torreira following his impressive display in North London derby against Tottenham on Sunday.
In his post on Daily Mail as quoted in BT Sport, Keown wrote:
“It was the best all-round midfield display I have seen in an Arsenal shirt since Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva used to run the show,”
“Torreira and Vieira could not be more different in terms of size and stature but their drive and determination is exactly the same.”
“From the first whistle the Uruguayan controlled the midfield. He was utterly fearless, demanding the ball at all times, always eager to snap into tackles and snuff out danger.”
“His tireless running gave Arsenal an extra body all over the pitch. You got the sense that if he could, he would happily do everyone else’s job!”
He added: “Going forwards, Torreira also excelled. He reads the game exceptionally and when he gets on the ball, he uses it intelligently to feed the quality at the top of the team. His emphatic goal proves he is a mean finisher, too.”