Lucas Torreira describes what Mikel Arteta wants from Arsenal stars


Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has detailed the philosophy Mikel Arteta is hoping to instill at the Emirates.

Arteta has made a promising start to his maiden managerial spell and has seemingly brought hope back to the north Londoners after a tough time under Unai Emery.

The north Londoners, who overcame Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round last Monday, are currently six points behind fourth-place Chelsea ahead of their visit to Burnley this weekend.

And Torreira – speaking in the build-up to that clash – has heaped praise on his Spanish coach, who joined Arsenal after spending three years working under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Arsenal’s Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira has hailed Mikel Arteta

He told Sky Sports: “He obviously spent quite a lot of time working with Guardiola, who is one of the best coaches in the world, and I think during that time he would have taken the best he can from Guardiola.

“He wants us to be bold and take risks. He wants us to be in continuous movement throughout the match. He wants us to try to look for those passing lines at any time during the game.

“He’s the kind of coach that wants us to be providing an option for our team mates and wants us to be an offensive team.”

Meanwhile Bukayo Saka has backed Arteta to restore the ” Arsenal passing way”.

Arteta has made a promising start in his maiden managerial spell

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Teen star Saka impressed again in Monday’s 2-1 FA Cup win at Bournemouth, firing a fine goal from his makeshift left-back role.

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The 18-year-old also laid on Eddie Nketiah’s tap-in to cap a fluent Gunners move, then later hailed new boss Arteta’s growing influence at the Emirates Stadium.

“Mikel’s trying to bring back the philosophy, the Arsenal passing way and I feel like we played really good football in the first half,” said Saka.

“We played some good bits of football and the goal obviously was very good.”





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