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Torreira expects an Arsenal comeback

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal evades Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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The Gunners youngster believes his team can still do well in the next 13 matches of the English Premier League.

Arsenal was defeated today by Manchester City 3-1 in Sunday’s fixture of the English Premier League.

And the Gunners are now six points away from fourth-place Chelsea and saw Manchester United leapfrog them into fifth, leaving Arsenal in the sixth position.

“Well it was a very difficult game to come up against one of the best sides in the Premier League,” said Gunners’ Lucas Torreira to the official Arsenal website.

“We knew that would be the case and there were times where we managed to stay in the game, we were sticking together and we pressed them.”

“From there, we managed to get the equalizer in the first half. Then, because of things that happened in the game, they managed to get it to 2-1,” he explained.

“Then in the second half, it was a completely different game. We went looking for the equalizer. We couldn’t create the chances, they did, and they got the third goal”

“It was a very difficult game but we know that Man City are one of the best teams in the country,” Torreira continued.

“They’ve got some great players and they play some great football. That said, we prepared well and at times during the game we were able to stay with them.”

“We matched them and we equalized to make it 1-1, but then we were unable to create chances after that. Then, because of how the game went, they got the second goal. That was telling,” he commented.

“We know there are other teams around us fighting for fourth and it’s going to be an intense battle for the Champions League spots, but there’s a long way to go.”

“We’ve got a great group, very united, and I just think we want to try to improve as much as possible,” he said.

“Today United have overtaken us. It’s important to turn the page as quickly as possible.”

“This is football, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. The most important thing is that we keep trying to improve,” Torreira concluded.