Unai Emerys side looked set to lose further ground in the race for Champions League qualification until Torreira popped up in the 83rd minute with a spectacular overhead kick to secure a dramatic late victory.
It was the summer signing from Sampdorias second goal in successive matches after he capped last weekends north London derby win with his first goal for the club and he was delighted to make another decisive contribution.
Very happy for this essential victory and for my second goal. Thanks to the fans for the great support. Lets keep be focused.
Muy feliz por esta gran victoria y por mi segundo gol.
Gracias a los hinchas por el apoyo de siempre. Seguimos concentrados. #ComeOnGunners#LT11 pic.twitter.com/oIuIMXz638
— Lucas Torreira 34 (@LTorreira34) December 8, 2018
I work really hard throughout the week to make these moments happen at the weekend, he said. ;Because thats the most important thing.
These goals help the team to keep winning, keep improving and keep building confidence. We have a fantastic team and a great group. We enjoy playing together.
The goal is for the fans too they show up every week and follow us to all the different stadiums. Theyre always there so the goal is for them first and foremost.
He later added on Twitter: Very happy for this essential victory and for my second goal. Thanks to the fans for the great support. Lets keep being focused.
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