Lucas Torreira was the only Arsenal player to make Garth Crooks’ BBC Team of the Week this weekend after the Uruguayan netted his second Arsenal goal with a splendid overhead kick.
Against Huddersfield on Saturday Arsenal struggled to find their rhythm a the Terriers set about playing disruptive football that Tony Pulis would have been proud of.
Unlike many others who have come before them and done the same, especially under Arsene Wenger, Huddersfield were not able to turn their spoilers-performance into anything resembling points and Arsenal left victorious.
In truth, the margin should have been much bigger with both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missing chances they should have scored with ease.
Garth Crooks picked the Arsenal man in his Team of the Week that is dominated by Chelsea, United, Liverpool and Spurs players.
Explaining why he picked Torreira, Crooks, the former Tottenham man, wrote, “I had the pleasure of being in the company of David Miliband recently, and sadly was forced to spend some of the evening having to talk about Arsenal.
“He wanted to know about Lucas Torreira. I told the former foreign secretary that Torreira was the difference between Arsenal and Spurs in the recent derby and has the drive and influence of an Emmanuel Petit.
“Torreira’s performance against Huddersfield was once again in that class. I got the feeling that the CEO of the International Rescue Committee quite enjoyed pointing out to a former Spurs player that he was actually an Arsenal supporter.”
Although that explanation is more a chance for Crooks to tell a story about meeting David Milliband, his point about Torreira being the difference between Arsenal and Spurs is correct.