sport news Lucas Torreira is set to sign for Arsenal... but what can fans expect?

Arsenal's new-look team is taking shape and Lucas Torreira is set to become the latest player to join up with Unai Emery's Emirates revolution in a £25million deal. 

Torreira is currently with Uruguay at the World Cup in Russia, where on Tuesday he played the full 90 minutes during his country's 2-1 last-16 win over Portugal. 

But what can Arsenal supporters expect from Torreira? And how will he fit in at the Emirates? Sportsmail have put together a handy guide.  

Lucas Torreira delivered an impressive display as Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 in Sochi

Lucas Torreira delivered an impressive display as Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 in Sochi

Who is Arsenal's new midfielder? 

Lucas Torreira is a 22-year-old Uruguayan midfielder at Sampdoria, having joined the north Italian side in the summer of 2016 from Pescara in Serie B.

Torreira was born in Fray Bentos, the Uruguayan port city not the canned meat brand, and featured for Montevideo Wanders' youth teams before moving to to join Pescara aged 17.

Torreira (left) began his professional career at Pescara  - where Marco Verratti started his

Torreira (left) began his professional career at Pescara  - where Marco Verratti started his

Just five Serie B matches for Pescara were enough to convince Sampdoria to sign Torreira, for just £1m, before loaning him back for the 2015-16 campaign.

Since arriving at Sampdoria, Torreira has established himself as a key player at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris missing just five Serie A games across the last two seasons.

What sort of player can Arsenal fans expect? 

Given both started their professional careers at Pescara and both play the same position, comparisons with Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti were inevitable, but there are noticeable similarities between the two players' styles.

Like Verratti, Torreira is an combative, energetic defensive midfielder who relies on his reading of the game to intercept passes and drive his team forward.

Torreira knocked Cristiano Ronaldo off the ball as he demonstrated his tenacity in midfield

Torreira knocked Cristiano Ronaldo off the ball as he demonstrated his tenacity in midfield

Torreira has brilliant anticipation for a player so young and is a proven ball-winner, pestering opposition midfielders in Serie A by nipping in and claiming possession. He demonstrated this in Uruguay's win over Portugal on Tuesday, with a terrier-like performance to keep Cristiano Ronaldo and Co quiet. 

His game in the final third needs work. Torreira doesn't boast the play-making ability

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