Lucas Torreira’s dad in wild celebrations after son’s first Arsenal goal against rivals Tottenham

THERE was only one person who celebrated Lucas Torreira's goal against Tottenham more than he did – his dad.

The 22-year-old netted his first Gunners strike during yesterday's enthralling 4-2 win against rivals Spurs in the North London derby.

Lucas Torreira’s dad in wild celebrations after son’s first Arsenal goal against rivals TottenhamInstagram @ltorreira346 Lucas Toreira's dad Ricardo celebrated wildly after his son netted against Spurs
Lucas Torreira’s dad in wild celebrations after son’s first Arsenal goal against rivals TottenhamInstagram @ltorreira346 Ricardo was ecstatic after Lucas fired in his first goal for the Gunners
Lucas Torreira’s dad in wild celebrations after son’s first Arsenal goal against rivals TottenhamInstagram @ltorreira346 Ricardo Torreira reacted jubilantly after the Uruguayan international made it 4-2 for Arsenal

Picked out by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 77th minute, Torreira ran past Eric Dier before unleashing a low drive into the far corner past Hugo Lloris.

His strike put Unai Emery's men two goals to the good at the Emirates, and he celebrated in jubilant fashion as he took his top off and performed a knee slide by the corner flag.

And footage has surfaced of his father Ricardo beaming with joy and pride as he celebrated his deserved strike from the comfort of his food store.

He reacted by pumping his fists and shouting "golazo, golazo" before placing his hand on his heart as he revelled in his son's superb shot.

Lucas Torreira’s dad in wild celebrations after son’s first Arsenal goal against rivals TottenhamInstagram @ltorreira346 Ricardo was watching the North London derby from his food store
Lucas Torreira’s dad in wild celebrations after son’s first Arsenal goal against rivals TottenhamReuters6 Torreira, 22, slotted the ball past Hugo Lloris to send the Gunners fans into delirium
Lucas Torreira’s dad in wild celebrations after son’s first Arsenal goal against rivals TottenhamGetty Images – Getty6 Torreira has starred for Arsenal since joining from Sampdoria in the summer

Since arriving from Sampdoria in the summer, Torreira has established himself as a cult hero at Arsenal, and has been nothing short of sensational.

Ian Wright said of the player: "He’s he guy we’ve been looking for for the past four or five years.

"Everybody has been asking “when are we going to sign a defensive midfielder?” and now we have got that guy in Torreira."

He has appeared 19 times for the Gunners in all competitions this season where he has forged a formidable partnership with Granit Xhaka.

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Torreira has picked up three man of the match awards in his last four games with fans waxing lyrical over his performances.

And he will be hoping to shine once again when Arsenal face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

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