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Arsenal head coach Unai Emery opens up on Lucas Torreira after 3-2 win at Cardiff

PUBLISHED: 17:03 02 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:04 02 September 2018

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking about Lucas Torreira after his side's 4-2 win over FC Vorskla. PA

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking about Lucas Torreira after his side's 4-2 win over FC Vorskla. PA

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been talking about new midfielder Lucas Torreira after his side’s 3-2 victory over Cardiff City in South Wales on Sunday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s post-match report.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.Arsenal manager Unai Emery during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Emery spoke about the former Sampdoria midfielder after the Gunners first away win of the season to make it two victories from the last two matches.

An entertaining match high on attacking endeavour but low on defensive discipline saw the visitors pick up three points on the road.

An 11th minute Shkodran Mustafi goal was cancelled out by an excellent strike from Victor Camarasa on the stroke of half-time.

The Gunners went 2-1 up through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before Danny Ward levelled for Neil Warnock’s side.

Emery’s visitors regained the lead with nine minutes remaining through a powerful near-post finish by Alexandre Lacazette.

However in the build up to Camarasa’s goal, Granit Xhaka gave the ball away cheaply after a weak cross-field pass before the home side broke with Joe Bennett whipping a cross into a crowded box for the 24-year-old on loan Real Betis attacker to fire home.

Uruguay international Torreira, who replaced the raw Matteo Guendouzi with 20 minutes left claimed an assist after he fed the former Lyon striker for the winner with nine minutes to go.

Emery had this to say about the impressive defensive midfielder: “He’s improving. He is getting to know his teammates.

“For me, all the minutes he is playing is important for his performance.

“He needs to continue working. But it’s very important for me to think about others players, Matteo has started well and Xhaka is very important.

“We need good players. Lucas is like that.”

Follow Arsenal reporter Layth on Twitter @laythy29

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