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Lucas Torreira responds to Arsenal fans over Patrick Vieira comparison

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Arsenal fans have compared Lucas Torreira with Patrick Vieira (Getty Images)

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.

Torreira is already a key part of Arsenals midfield (Getty Images)

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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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