Arsenal midfielder drops biggest hint yet over his future

Lucas Torreira has opened the door for an Arsenal exit after just two years at the Emirates.

The Uruguayan was one of the stars of Arsenal in his first season at the club after he joined them from Sampdoria after a fine showing at the last World Cup.

Fans had high hopes that his second season would be an amazing one, but it has been far from that.

He struggled to maintain his place under Unai Emery and Freddie Ljungberg also didn’t fancy him that much.

He has continued to struggle for a place in Mikel Arteta’s team so far as the Spaniard considers other midfielders before him.

Before the transfer window was even open, his agent has already hinted at him returning to the Italian Serie A.

Teams from that competition have been linked with a move for him and he may have played his last game for the Gunners after he recently admitted that if he left the club, it will be for the best.

‘I have a contract with the club and I have to respect it, obviously, if I have to leave it will be for the best,’ Torreira told radio station Sport 980 as quoted by the Mail.

Truth be told, losing Torreira would not be the end of the world.

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21 Comments

  1. Lugdush says:

    I like torreira and i dont forget the tenacity and hearth he puts un every ball, but if we can get 30mm from him to get partey then so be it

    1. GunneRay says:

      Why settle for millimetres when you could have metres!? 🙂

      Seriously though, agree!!

  2. Atid says:

    Totally agree, a promising start after a good world cup, but the EPL is unforgiving. It is the most physical league in the world, passion and tackling ability does not beat strength and vision. Whilst Torreira has the former, his emotions and strengths are better suited to the Latin game. Spain, Italy and South America is far better for him. A year ago I would have chose him 9ver any midfielder, now he is way behind. Just like Guendozi, Elneny, Ozil and Mkhitaryan he needs to be moved on to raise funds. Sell those 5 get partey, coutinho and Willian as replacements and put faith in willock smith-rowe and AMN and we will be a far stronger midfield unit, both defensively and creatively.

  3. Deanolovesafc says:

    Get what we paid for him & let him go, he’s never really adjusted or been happy in England, pining for Italy by all accounts, so many stories he misses Italy & is homesick, he’s Uruguayan by the way lol, sell him & some dead weight CB’s for funds to get Partey & a CB who ever that might be, Gabriel looking fave from reports in the media, Sokratis, Mustafi & either Holding/Chambers that still leaves us with Luiz,Saliba,Mari,Holding/Chambers (depends who we sell) & maybe new guy Gabriel, that’s 5 CB’s total plenty

  4. Yakubu MUSA says:

    Atid,I totally agree with your suggestions.

  5. Yakubu MUSA says:

    If we can get Willian, Partey & Courtinho, our midfield will be very good. We will need one or two defenders too.What is our GK`s situation? Is Emil taking the no 1 position from Bernd Leno or will Leno remain as no 1?We need to sort this situation out before the commencement of the season.

  6. ozziegunner says:

    Deano, you are right about Torreira. He was a lower price alternative to Thomas Partey, who Unai Emery wanted.
    Although he gave his best, Torreira was never physically big enough to be the strong, combative, commanding midfielder that Arsenal has lacked since Gilberto Silva and Patrick Viera.
    In addition as you state, Torreira and his family have found it difficult to aclimatize to England with the language and weather. Best for both parties if he is sold, and the money put towards Thomas Partey.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Can also add in Bellerin, Kolasinac and Guendouzi to bring in funds, without having to sell AMN.

    2. jon says:

      Ozzie, perfectly sums up the Torreira too small problem. I knew after a very few games in our Prem that his stature was far too small to be effective. As YOU SAY, BETTER IN SLOWER PACES AND LESS PHYSICALLY TOUGH LEAGUES. Shame really as he looked good at the WC but has poved to be too small. One should always follow the evidence and change your mind, if it tells you to. I always do so.

  7. ozziegunner says:

    Can also add in Bellerin, Kolasinac and Guendouzi to bring in funds, without having to sell AMN.

  8. paul35mm says:

    Lucas Torreira is a good player who iis just not good enough for a club that wants to compete for titles in the Premier League.

    There is no was to criticize his effort, his heart, he courage, or his desire; but he is simply not athletic enough or skilled enough to be a difference maker in the Premier League.

    As a squad player, he could absolutely have a role on a top team. Injury cover, cup ties, a defensive substitute when the club is trying to close out games… these are roles he is suited for. As a 90 minute player for a top four side? Sadly, no.

    It is hard to imagine anyone paying £30 million for him. Arsenal paid £22 million and he has clearly not justified that fee. It seems likely he will go for someone what less than Arsenal paid – say £18 million, in part because his shortcomings have been exposed and in part because the value of any player clearly unwelcome at his current team plummets.

    1. towny 254 says:

      paul35mm Torreira not good enough for the club and many more

  9. Top Gunner says:

    Torreira, Xhaka, Ozil, Mustafi, and Holding should be sold to raise money for competent players. Arsenal should not look at the amount of money that they paid to acquire these players. It’s the price they have pay for poor management decisions

  10. Declan says:

    He started well but unfortunately is not suited to the Premier League, it’s far too quick and physical for him. The same applies to Kolasinac, Elneny and Guendouzi. Get shot of them all which should get us enough for Partey and a decent CB. Also keep AMN for goodness sake!

  11. Sue says:

    If his sale means getting Partey, then I’m all for it!! Will always love him for that goal (& celebration) against the spuds 👌👌

  12. Loose Cannon says:

    Two words ” Just Go” Always whining and complaining about the country, language, weather and what not, unable to play with the EPL physical players, brings nothing to the table.
    Or he can learn from Ozil, shut up and enjoy the wage alone, don’t complain and don’t do anything worth it either.

  13. towny254 says:

    Atid selling Ozil will be like moving Mount Everest

  14. SueP says:

    He started encouragingly but as everyone says just isn’t cut out for the physicality of our league. Always on the floor. Sad for him that he and his family haven’t settled but hopefully he can move on

  15. Lawrx says:

    We really need to sell some of our players if we intend to compete next season. Play MG, ME, LT, SK, Papa, Miki, Ozil, between Holding/Chambers so that we can raise funds for players like Thomas Party, Gabriel from Lile, and Aouar Houssem who is among one of the most talented young creative midfielders in the world presently to add creativity to our stagnant midfield. I will also recommend we sell Alexander Lacazette and go for Odsonne Edouard who is younger and more dynamic than Lacazette.
    In essence what saying is:
    OUT
    1. LT
    2. AL
    3. ME
    4. Miki
    5. Ozil if possible.
    6. Papa
    7. SK
    8. Holding/Chambers
    9. MG
    With these players out enough funds and wages space with be freed for the new players in prospective.
    IN
    1. Thomas Partey
    2. Aoura Houssem
    3. Gabriel
    4. Odsoune Edouard
    5. Probably one more midfielder creative or central.

  16. Siamois says:

    Well,I read that we are going to spend 100M this summer on getting Ceballos,Partey and Gabriel!

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