Martin Keown
WATFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Martin Keown arrives to the funeral of former England football manager Graham Taylor at St Mary's Church on February 1, 2017 in Watford, England. Graham Taylor died on January 12, 2017 from a suspected heart attack. Graham Taylor was the England Football Team Manager from 1990 to 1993 having previously played for Scunthorpe United, Grimsby Town and Lincoln City. Later Watford owner, Elton John, hired him to manage the club and he brought them from the 4th Division to the First Division. He died on January 12, 2017 of a suspected heart attack and leaves a wife and two daughters. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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.”