Lucas Torreira admits hes flattered by Arsenal fans comparing him to Patrick Vieira.
The Uruguay international was signed for £26.5 million from Sampdoria this summer and has made a swift impact in central midfield under Unai Emery.
Torreira already looks set to key a key part of Arsenals resurgence as the Gunners have yet to lose with him in the team.
And Arsenal supporters are likening their summer signing to one of their greatest-ever players.
If the fans are comparing me and my game to Patrick Vieira, thats amazing. It makes me very proud but I need to grow a bit before I can be as tall as him! Torreira told Sky Sports.
But hes an amazing player, I remember getting up in the mornings in Uruguay to watch him.
I feel very happy and am looking to help the team.
Im trying to improve as a player and do whats best for the team.
Right now were doing very well so its just about doing that.
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