Arsenal boss Unai Emery has hinted Lucas Torreira could start against Chelsea tomorrow.
Emery only used Arsenal’s new midfield signing as a second half substitute against Manchester City.
And he stated: “Yes, he is okay every day and is training good. He is now with the team and knowing and learning English conversation with us and can understand all the things we want to do tactically on the pitch.
“He is okay, the first match against City he played 15-20 minutes and I think this is good, I want to continue with him improving and to be okay to play.”
For City, Emery started with Aaron Ramsey, Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka but suggested he might need to work on the balance of his midfield and that he might change it regularly.
Emery added: “We can speak about the number six, the number eight and the number 10.
“Torreira today is a six, eight.
“Normally every player has two positions – Torreira is six, eight. Maybe also Elneny is six and eight. Xhaka maybe also six, eight. Matteo (Guendouzi) maybe six, eight or eight, six.
“Maybe another player, a more attacking player like Aaron Ramsey, more of an eight, 10 – but this possibility to play with two or three midfielders it depends on each match whether to change or not and the demand in each match whether we can do one midfielder more either more attacking or more defensive, it depends.”