Arsenal angry with treatment of loaned out midfielder

Arsenal is unhappy with the lack of playing time that Lucas Torreira is struggling with at Atletico Madrid at the moment.

The Gunners sent the Uruguayan out on loan for the rest of this season, as they hoped he would see enough games to play and raise his value.

When they swooped for Thomas Partey on the last day of the summer transfer window, they would have thought that the Spaniards have no choice but to play Torreira now.

But Diego Simeone has only started him on two occasions so far and they even signed Geoffrey Kondogbia as a replacement for Partey which pushed Torreira further down the pecking order.

Libertad Digital says that Arsenal is angry at the lack of playing time that Torreira has seen this season and they think that he is deliberately being kept away from the action by the Spaniards.

They believe that Atletico might be getting back at them because of how they signed Partey in the last transfer window.

Torreira’s lack of playing time has seen recent reports claim that Arsenal is considering recalling him and sending him out on loan again to Italian teams.

Fiorentina and Torino remain interested in signing the former Sampdoria man.

It is unclear if the Gunners will terminate his contract before this transfer window closes, but the midfielder will hope that things change for him before the end of the season.

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6 Comments

  1. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    Talk about throwing stones out of a Glass house…

  2. Stan Adams says:

    Are we really surprised at Athletico Madrids behaviour ?
    They are known as the hardest team to deal with when it comes to transfers and loans,the club like thier team on the pitch has a no nonsense attitude and Afc stole Partey from them.
    Pay back time ?

  3. ken1945 says:

    Easy solution – bring him back and either include him in the squad or put him up for sale.
    Simple really!!!

    1. Phenom says:

      Agree Ken……

      Bring him back into the squad. Pair him with Partey. I always remember him against Liverpool and Tottenham at Emirates.

  4. Ackshay says:

    Wasting 11m just to get back at arsenal is just petty. Torreira and partey would be a good duo. Torreira speed, agility would pair well with partey strength and height plus they can both carry the ball forward. Their high workrate would help win the midfield battle, protect the defense while letting the attackers do their things.

    1. siamois says:

      You are entirely right,first I don’t AM wasting that much money to get back at Arsenal secondly LT said in an interview that Someone always planned to play him alongside TP obviously his departure changed everything and has it not occured to anyone that he is just not good enough to play AM?

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