Coaches at Arsenal disagree with manager over midfielder decision

Arsenal are claimed to be considering selling Lucas Torreira, but the coaches are supposedly against such a deal.

The midfielder is currently on loan with Atletico Madrid in La Liga, but he hasn’t picked up as much first-team football as had been expected, and the Gunners are now looking into whether to continue with that agreement.

While it is being mooted that we could cut his spell with the Atleti short and send him out on loan again, there is supposedly interest in a permanent move for his signature.

Mikel Arteta is said to be open to such a move, but The Mirror claims that his coaching staff do not agree.

I’m not sure if they are just reading between the lines of Dharmesh Sheth’s comments on Sky Sports, where he states that the player is ‘very well liked’ by the players and coaching staff at the club.

I personally would love to see Torreira return to the club this month and return to form alongside Thomas Partey, as that partnership could well be deadly.

The Uruguayan thoroughly impressed when he arrived in North London initially, and I don’t see why he couldn’t return to form given a chance.

Would Torreira be an improvement on Elneny, Ceballos or Xhaka?


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  1. It’s not a question of him being an improvement on the three players listed, of whom there are doubts in the eyes of many fans.Can he be effective in the physical EPL,? I don’t think so, and as such I would be happy for him to be sold.As it is I doubt if we will be able to recoup more than 15m of the 25m we paid for him.

    1. I want to see AMN given his chance alongside Partey. I would also like to see Torreira and Guendozi back as the back up, this would allow Elneny and Ceballos to move on.

      However, you can see Arteta thinking, he could raise around £40-50m for Torreira and Guendozi, 2 players he does not really want.

      1. With the best players if given to Arteta, he will still fail to manage them, Arsenal is too big for him to manage as a coach

  2. no, its not gd.
    j dnt thnk that torera wil cme and adde much. only u nid to invest fo the team.

  3. If we sell Guendouzi Arsenal will be making massive mistake again mark my word in 2or 3 year time he will be worth over 60m

    1. True and Arteta needs to stop taking issues personal with players and I advise him to improve his human resource management skills

  4. Arteta is NOT lucky to win the FA CUP, it won against Chelsea in the FA Cup final…. The same Chelsea that massacred Emery in the Europa cup Final.
    If Arteta was that lucky, how come No Tottenham coaches has won it in the last 10years.
    Guess Zinedine Zidane was lucky to have won A Champions league cup too

  5. Isn’t there also the question of whether he actually wants to stay? My impression is that he wants to go

  6. First of all, Arteta’s approach to the fringe players is no surprise to me. We had in central defense Luiz, Mari, Chambers, Sokratis, Holding, Gabriel, Mustafi & Saliba. At most, a coach will use three out of the eight at the club. Where will the others play?

    Arteta brought in partey. Even Smith Rowe have has a great impact on the team than Guandouzi.

    Why is it that he is not benching Tierney? If you are good enough the coach will be embarrassed if he left you out. In this case, Pepe is not contributing much. Even under Emery he struggled. Why are we now blaming the coach?

    William is not playing because he needs to adopt to a style of play different from Chelsea. Because he is not helping the team on the pitch, that’s why he’s not playing right now. So we can see that the coach is fear by keeping William on the bench.

    Arteta was called up by Spain in 2009 in February of that year doing his Everton days. But did not get a chance because he ended up with an injury that ended his season. Don’t say he wasn’t good enough.

    It was never luck that won the FA cup. The real truth is Arsenal was a different team under Arteta. Defended well, conceded less and worked hard as a unit. That’s what won the cups against Chelsea and Liverpool. You can’t just leave it to luck when you win trophies against two big clubs.

  7. I am worried about the caliber of the Arsenal coaches if they want to keep Torreira! He started out well, but it soon became evident that he is too small to play as a defensive midfielder in the EPL. I prefer Elneny. and would prefer to keep him and let Torreira go.

  8. He’s too small and lightweight for the premier league, him and his family don’t like life here and he’s no better than what we have.
    On a side note if George is accusing Arteta of being racist he needs to explain himself or be binned off this site, outrageous!

  9. He would be an improvement of Xhaka. But Maitland-Niles should be given a chance to compete for a place in the midfield

    1. Guendouzi parteh combination should give arsenal more possessions and more accurate passes

  10. Selling torreira will definitely be a big mistake for arsenal board,if you can remember vividly when arsenal was lacking behind during formal coach emely and,he brought in torreira and arsenal came back on form again. So, present of torreira at arsenal will bring improvement to the present form of arsenal.

  11. In terms of his performance, yes it degraded with time. Maybe it was down to the overwhelming pressure and the fact that he was always played out of position. People do not realize what an impact a change in position can do to a player. Torriera is a natural CDM, and asking him to do the attack will only make him think two thoughts at one time. That is what is happening with him during his time at Arsenal. Partey can do a lot more than torriera and having them together as the midfield base alongside guendouzi can do a great fluidity. Guendouzi and Partey can move really well and track back, while torriera will have the task of shielding the defense, untill and unless the help has arrived. With Emile has the no.10 and Saka and pepe on both sides. Auba will flourish without dooubt.

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