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Does Torreira has a future in England?
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
22 March, 2019 23:35
Impressive during the first 3 months, and then downhill thereafter?
Why?

EPL managers getting to grip with his style and devised tactics to rub him out of the game?
Lately, for the past few months, we saw burly players deliberately body-checked him, shouldered charged him and simply using their bulk to floor him … sometime free-kick but most of the time, referee waved play-on with him on the floor.

Torreira seriously needed to bulk up and some serious upper body strength to counter all these body checks and shoulder charges.

What is his future?

I believe Emery may have discovered his best formation in 3-4-1-2 to bring the best out of a trio of Ozil, Auba and Laca as the potent strikeforce with creativity and 5 or more scoring chances created.

That left Xhaka as the regista to control the tempo and switching plays from deep.
SO far, he is the only one player in the squad that can do that.
And why Emery is trying out Dennis Suarez as a back-up to Xhaka and not a replacement for Ramsey.

To recreate Pirlo, you need a Gattuso.
And Torreira needs to develop into a "Gattuso" to bring the best out of Xhaka as the regista for 2019/20 season … and even for the last 8 games of this season.

2019/20 season?
We have Chambers and Bielik getting good reviews on their performance as DCM.

Again their versatility in slotting into Back-4 or move into midfield that offer Emery plenty of option to vary and change tactical formation "live" on the pitch; or to suit different opponents.

Our 2019/20 Back-3?

Sokratis-Koscielny-Holding is the best option. During 2018, Holding and Kolasinac pairing was superb down the left-flank and it frees up Kolasinac to attack down the left flank providing many assists. Defensively, Holding was there to stop counter-attacks down our left flank.

With Sokratis getting to grip with the English Game and Koscielny fast recovering his match-sharpness, and hopefully remains injury-free all season long, we will have a solid back-3 for 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons as a minimum.

That is, Koscielny, Sokratis, Holding, Mavropanos, Chambers, Bielik and Medley are the 2019/20 CBs.
Providing that we can sell Mustafi, I cannot see that we have the funds to buy another CB where other positions are more urgently in need of strengthening.

With Chambers or Bielik playing in DCM, a back-3 can be selected easily from Koscielny, Sokratis, Mavrospano and Medley.

We will then have "2 players" covering each position.

Imagine 2019/20 in a 3-4-2-1


…. ….. ….. ….. ….. Leno

….. ..... Sokratis … Koscielny … Holding

… Bellerin … Chambers … Xhaka … Kolasinac

…. ….. ….. ….. ….. Ozil

….. ….. Lacazette ….. Aubameyang


How players that we need to buy in summer 2019 then?

Torreira, Suarez, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Saka, Amechi and SMith-Rowe are in the squad?

Nketiah?
Best for him to move on to play regular football.



'I like the total intensification, where there are crashes and bangs everywhere, pure adrenaline and no one being able to breathe' Jurgen Klopp.

 
Re: Does Torreira has a future in England?
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
23 March, 2019 19:54
It may be that he has just hit the wall in his first season in the Prem, I suspect he will bounce back



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Does Torreira has a future in England?
younghansolo (IP Logged)
25 March, 2019 15:43
Yes. He's clearly an exceptional player.

 
Re: Does Torreira has a future in England?
AJ The Gunner (IP Logged)
25 March, 2019 18:07
No matter how good he was with the immediate impact and all, he still needs time to adapt.



Wenger Is Gone Now So Can We Be Allowed To Breathe Now???


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