The Uruguayan joined up with his new club late this summer due to the success of his national team in the World Cup.
Torreira has been building up his fitness since arriving at the Emirates and following a cameo appearance last week against Manchester City, Emery has confirmed that the midfielder is now ready to start, as reported by the club’s official website.
“We can speak about the number six, the number eight and the number ten [roles],” said Emery. “Torreira today is a six, eight. Normally every player has two positions – Torreira is six, eight.”
The signing of Torreira was greeted with great optimism by Gunners fans during the summer as their club finally invested in a strong tackling defensive midfielder.
Torreira is likely to start alongside Granit Xhaka in the heart of the Arsenal midfield on Saturday against a Chelsea side who will be brimming with confidence following their convincing opening day win against Huddersfield Town.