TORREIRA – MY CONFIDENCE IS GROWING

Arsenal new man Lucas Torreira says his confidence is growing at the north London club so he hopes to start games soon. The Uruguayan joined from Sampdoria for £26.5 million this summer. He has been settling well into the Premier League but he is yet to get his first start for the Gunners.

The defensive midfielder is hoping his growing confidence would help him begin to start games on match days. He has started from the bench in the three games so far this term. This is partly because the coach Unai Emery is introducing him gradually into his side as Torreira was heavily involved in the World Cup.

So far Emery has been playing Granit Xhaka and another new player Mateo Guendouzi in the middle. The pair has tried to balance the side defensively but they have done a poor job. When Torreira came up against West Ham, they were more composed at the back. He is hoping to get more chances but he is more focused now on contributing his quota to the success of the team.

He is happy he was able to come on and make an impact from the bench and help Arsenal get their first victory this season. He admits things still seem different because he is coming from a different league but then he is settling in quickly. He says the climate in England is different from that of Italy, and the way of life contrasts as well. Despite the training sessions being different he is working hard to acclimatize.

Torreira says his confidence if growing with every game and that he hopes to contribute more. The Gunners go away to Cardiff City next and then away to Newcastle United.

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