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01st Jul 2018

Arsenal fans are still raving about Lucas Torreira’s performance against Portugal

He dominated the midfield battle

Reuben Pinder

He’s set to join Arsenal next week

Uruguay advanced to the quarter-finals of the World Cup last night, beating Portugal 2-1 thanks to a brace from Edinson Cavani, whose goals reminded everyone why he is one of the best in the business.

But while Cavani stole the headlines, Lucas Torreira received a lot of plaudits for his all action performance too. The diminutive midfielder was everywhere, recovering the ball and keeping it moving, which got plenty of Arsenal fans very excited.

Torreira is expected to complete a move from Sampdoria to Arsenal as soon as next week, as newly appointed Unai Emery looks to bolster their midfield options.

His willingness to graft and suffer for the benefit of the team really caught the eye of Arsenal fans too.