Published: Mon, December 03, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Lucas Torreira Is Incredible, He's Key To Our Whole Defence - Arsenal Star

Lucas Torreira Is Incredible, He's Key To Our Whole Defence - Arsenal Star

'For us winning is very important, together we can play like today, ' the Spaniard continued.

Arsenal's three goals after the break also maintained their seemingly schizophrenic record in the league this season, which has seen them score three times as many goals in the second halves of matches as they have in the first.

But Aubameyang equalized in the 56th, with a lovely curling shot before substitute Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira sent the home fans into a frenzy with goals of their own in the 74th and 77th.

Torreira gave Arsenal a two-goal cushion minutes later, collecting a pass from Aubameyang, running forward unmarked and firing into the far corner past Hugo Lloris.

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The Gunners moved above their London rivals on goal difference into fourth place in the Premier League with 30 points.

Just for good measure, Spurs' Jan Vertonghen was sent off for two bookable offences.

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"[Emery told us] to be calm, to continue playing because there were 45 more minutes left, that we keep attacking because obviously in the second half we were going to find more spaces".

For all Arsenal's early dominance, the hosts were unable to extend their lead and England global Eric Dier equalised against the run of play with a close-range header in the 30th minute.

A scuffle broke out between Arsenal substitutes warming up and Spurs players, with some home fans throwing water bottles and other objects onto the pitch with Dier booked for his goal celebration.

Tottenham edged into an unlikely lead when Harry Kane netted from the spot after Rob Holding was penalised for bringing down Son Heung-min in what looked like a soft penalty decision.

Arsenal goalkeeper Leno was pleased with what he saw from Torreira, who cost the north London club £26m to sign from Serie A side Sampdoria.

But in the end, it was to be Arsenal's day.

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