Lucas Torreira: Arsenal Football Club Deserves Champions League Football

By The Editor
on 6th February 2019

Lucas Torreira is determined to put the club back where it belongs…


 

Arsenal star Lucas Torreira believes that a club of our stature deserves Champions League football and has reiterated the squad’s desire to secure a top-four finish, Sky Sports reports.

Defeat to Manchester City last weekend saw us slip to sixth behind Chelsea and Manchester United, three points off fourth place.

Our Premier League form over the past few months has left many feeling that getting back into the Champions League this season will be a step too far – at least through the traditional route.

We’re still in the Europa League and winning that competition would see us return to Europe’s elite club competition for the first time in two years.

With Unai Emery at the helm, a manager who’s won the trophy on three occasions with Sevilla, the club may feel the Europa League is our best route.

Having said that, there is still a lot of football to be played with Manchester United and Chelsea proving that they too can drop silly points throughout the season.

“Qualifying is something which is very much on our minds,” the Uruguayan was quoted as saying.

“The squad is focused on qualifying for the Champions League because a big club like Arsenal deserves to be in that competition.

“It’s about fighting with everything we’ve got to achieve our objective because that would be massive.”

“If you look at the table at the moment there’s several points’ difference between us, but that said we’ve changed coach this season and there’s been a lot of new players arriving and we know it can be difficult to adapt when that sort of thing happens.

“We’re all working towards becoming the top team we want to become and I think we are doing that because we’ve been competing with some of the best teams. It’s about fighting with everything we’ve got to achieve our objective because that would be massive.”

Torreira was our marquee signing in the summer and boy has he delivered. The 22-year-old has provided a much-needed bite in midfield but has also proven to be a shrewd operator on the ball.

Given his tender age, he’ll undoubtedly improve and we need more signings of that calibre if we’re to climb up the table.



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