F365 Says: Time for Torreira to take central role for Arsenal - 5 months ago, 21 Sep 01:09

By: Ian Watson

After highlighting the importance of the Europa League to Arsenal this season, Unai Emery insisted last week that he would not be making wholesale changes to his team selections, as Arsene Wenger was perceived to have done last term before he realised the Premier League offered no safe passage to the Champions League.

The new boss changed his tune somewhat this week, with his eight changes only one fewer than the nine Wenger made for the Gunners’ opener in this competition last season. If anything, this was a slightly less experienced XI than the side which repelled the Cologne invasion a year ago but Emery’s side was chock-full of players eager to prove a point.

Lucas Torriera and Bernd Leno were the newest and therefore the most intriguing names on the team-sheet and the Germany and Uruguay internationals will have been champing at the bit after a start to life at ...
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