Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira will be back in contention for the Premier League run-in following his suspension.
The 23-year-old was given a three-match ban following his sending off in the North London derby against Tottenham last month.
Supporters believe that the team missed Torreira badly in the 1-0 defeat to Everton last weekend:
glad he is back guendozi made a mess of it at Everton
— Nelson Mburugu (@MburuguNelson) 9 April 2019
What’s a fact is that we gonna for sure need him for the next couple. These final 4 away games must be taken as finals, strongest lineup each time.
— Unai’s Gunmen (@Anonymous1076) 9 April 2019
We need a midfield 3more than ever now…
Midfield 3of torreira xhaka ramsey
— Easy E (@Irepbuksi) 9 April 2019
It seemed like agaes fam am really glad praying xhaka comes too that partnership is good
— @eugochess (@eugochess) 9 April 2019
Words can’t say rn… we’ve lacked his tenacity
— soijuemi (@Qodename) 10 April 2019
It was about time we see @LTorreira34 back in the team
— Mika (@07Mickael) 10 April 2019
We needed him the most for the Everton game
— Ewan W 🏴 (@EwanW0304) 9 April 2019
We have missed his forward passes unlike Elneny and Guendozi…
— Ahmed Mahmood (@AhmedMahmood6) 9 April 2019
Sundays game was crying out for him. Gueye and Andre Gomes had a whole picnic in the middle there.
— codysgh (@codysgh) 9 April 2019
I so much Miss him. If he was around during our Everton game we wouldn’t have lost that match.
— Boss (@MrMjay4) 9 April 2019
The midfield of Matteo Guendouzi and Mohamed Elneny failed to convince in the disappointing loss at Goodison Park, and Torreira’s return should offer some greater dynamism in the middle of the park.
With Granit Xhaka still struggling with a groin injury, the reintroduction of the Uruguayan could prove timely with a crucial league match away at Watford on Monday following the Napoli game tomorrow evening.
Torreira has been pretty much ever-present in manager Unai Emery’s first team since the New Year, having only failed to start games against Fulham and West Ham in the Premier League in 2019 before his suspension.