Lucas Torreira has spoken out on Arsenal team-mates Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette and revealed why they’re special players.
The Uruguay international joined the Gunners from Sampdoria in this summer’s transfer window and has quickly become a fans’ favourite at the Emirates.
Torreira is a key part of Unai Emery’s new-look Arsenal side, who are fifth in the Premier League table and unbeaten in their past 16 games in all competitions.
He’s settled in quickly in north London, and says he owes his good form to his two team-mates Lacazette and Ozil, who he sits next to in the Gunners’ changing room.
“Mesut and Laca are wonderful players and people,” Torreira told Arsenal Player. “They bring in that quality touch that the team needs.
“They dictate the tempo in every play of the game. Laca is in great scoring form, which is really important for us.
“On the other hand, we know that Mesut is a top player. If you pass him the ball he will hardly ever give it away. He plays with simplicity and he’s got a lot of quality, which makes us very calm.
“As I midfielder I know that if I pass him the ball I can be calm. When I arrived at the club they told me that my closet in the locker room was going to be in between Lacazette’s and Ozil’s.
“I would have never imagined or dreamed of something like that. I am privileged to live all this at the age of 22. It was very hard for me to get where I am now. That’s why it’s so enjoyable.”