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Lucas Torreira's claps make his mascot blink before Valencia vs Arsenal in the Europa League
(Image: Twitter/Amy Fozzie 4/26/H2BH)

VIDEO: Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira’s claps make his Europa League mascot blink before semi-final

Rallying cry elicits eyelid activity.

When Torreira claps so loud that he makes his mascot blink like a good un 😂😂🙈 #ArsvsVal pic.twitter.com/TeVrNky93t

— Amy Fozzie Foster (@missamyleigh) May 9, 2019

Lucas Torreira clapped so loudly in the line-up before Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final second leg in Valencia that it made his mascot blink repeatedly.

Unai Emery’s Gunners won 4-2 in Thursday’s match at the Mestalla, triumphing 7-3 on aggregate and setting up an all-Premier League final against Chelsea.

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And Uruguayan international Torreira was so fired up before kick-off that his motivational rallying cry affected his mascot’s eyelids.

So forceful were his claps that the noise caused the young girl’s eyes to open and close in rapid succession, a moment the cameras caught perfectly.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hat-trick propelled Arsenal onto victory on the night, with strike partner Alexandre Lacazette scoring the other.