Unai Emery's men came into the match off the back of two defeats from their opening two matches, but they were able to put their poor start behind them to grind out a victory over fellow early season strugglers West Ham. It was't entirely convincing, but after a slow start, earning three points was the most important thing.
Torreira played his part in the victory, coming off of the bench to help beef up the midfield during the later stages of the second half. Despite the victory, the Uruguayan insisted that he and his teammates need to do better.
“This win will give us a confidence boost so now it’s about continuing to improve and continuing to work hard as a team – that’s the most important thing,” Torreira told Arsenal's official website.
"I’m pleased that we’ve got the win at home against a very good team in West Ham after starting the season with two defeats. I was happy to get on too and help the team.
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Arsenal with Lucas Torreira: 1 goal conceded in 100 mins.
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“It was a tough match today – we fell behind but we turned it around, scored three goals and played really well at times."
Despite not picking up a point from either of their first two matches, Torreira also insisted that there were plenty of positives to take away from the defeats.
“We had some good spells in the first two games against top sides in City and Chelsea.
“We played well and took the positives from those games to prepare for today."
Arsenal travel to Cardiff next Sunday and will no doubt be looking to heed Torreira's advice and start stringing together a decent victory run.