Ian Wright hailed Lucas Torreira after his magnificent display in Arsenals 4-2 victory over Tottenham.
Torreira kept his cool to score Arsenals fourth goal as Unai Emerys men completed a stunning second-half comeback – and the midfielder was named man of the match for his performance at the Emirates.
The Uruguayan has been a revelation since his £26million move in the summer and Wright believes the club have finally found the answer to their midfield problems.
Speaking on Match of the Day 2, Arsenal legend Wright said: Hes he guy weve been looking for for the past 4 or 5 years.
Everybody has been asking “when are we going to sign a defensive midfielder?” and now we have got that guy in Torreira.
He was magnificent today, absolutely brilliant. When you look at the way he plays, when you look at his touches – hes everywhere. Hes everywhere on the pitch.
Its the way he naturally gets into positions where he can get into people. And when hes got time, hes got quality on the ball.
Wright believes Torreira is a more natural defensive midfielder than Granit Xhaka.
Hes natural at it. He can read danger and he can sense danger, Wright added.
Unfortunately sometimes you see Granit and he doesnt really recognise danger.
This guy [Torreira] sees it and he springs us forward as well.
After the win, Torreira lifted the lid on Emerys half-time team talk which inspired Arsenals comeback.
[Emery told us] to be calm, to continue playing because there were 45 more minutes left, that we keep attacking because obviously in the second half we were going to find more spaces, he told ESPN.
In fact, it happened and we scored the goals at key moments.
In the first half we started very strong, pressing very high, sometimes we managed to steal the ball very high we had many chances after scoring the first goal.
Then, for different reasons, because of football too, they scored two goals and went ahead.
In the second half, we made some changes. The players who came on from the bench did very well.
We listened to the manager and we improved many things. That worked for us to get the victory.