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Merson claims other top clubs wouldn’t sign Arsenal midfielder Torreira

The top clubs in the Premier League would not buy Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira, that’s according to former Gunners midfielder, Paul Merson.

The Uruguayan has made a huge impact since his summer arrival at The Emirates, with the 22-year-old’s tenacity adding a new dimension to the Arsenal midfield.

Despite his impressive performances, Merson insists Torreira can still improve and would not currently interest the Premier League‘s top four.

“Liverpool wouldn’t buy him tomorrow morning, I wouldn’t have thought any of the top four would,” said Merson.

“He can and will get better, but he’s done great.

“They needed it, we all knew that. Arsene Wenger knew it but he was too stubborn to go and get someone.

“He could be playing at Southampton and wouldn’t get a mention, or Burnley. No one would mention it.

“It’s just that Arsenal needed it so badly. He gets around people, closes players down, gets everybody fighting. He’s not a natural passer, but he sets the tempo.”

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