There has been no communication between Mikel Arteta and Arsenal midfielder

Tuttosport claims that Mikel Arteta and Lucas Torreira haven’t spoken in a long time now.

The Uruguayan is one member of the current Arsenal team that the club might offload this summer and he is attracting attention from the Italian top flight.

He joined Arsenal after a fine performance in the 2018 World Cup and he was one of the crowd favourites in the 2018/19 season.

However, last season wasn’t his best as he fell out of favour initially under Unai Emery and then Arteta.

He never worked his way into Arteta’s plans before the end of that season and as the Gunners consider signing a number of midfielders, his future remains very unclear.

The report is continuing to advance links between him and Italian side, Torino and it insists that he remains a top priority target for them.

The Italians are now being managed by Marco Giampaolo, who was his manager when he played for Sampdoria and he wants a reunion claims TuttoSport.

Arsenal has just completed the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille and they will most likely turn their attention to strengthening their midfield now.

They have plans to sign Thomas Partey (The Express), but he is expensive and selling Torreira might give them the funds that they need.

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15 Comments

  1. S.J says:

    So sad to see Torreira leaving. It is a pity he doesn’t fit into Arteta’s system.

    Fiorentina has reached an agreement with us for a loan.

    So far, Mavropanos, Mkhitaryan gone. Torreira and Sokratis should follow soon.
    The clear has begun.

    1. Sue says:

      SJ.. Mavropanos signed a new deal back in July (?), before being loaned out to Stuttgart for next season…
      Yes, things are happening now. Watch this space, hey?! 🙂

    2. jon fox says:

      SJ In reality land, what is REALLY “a pity” is the fact that Torreira is a physical shrimp and far too small for effective and useful ball winning work in the fiercely combative Prem, where so many giant opponents play.

  2. ken1945 says:

    Just read that a deal to take Torreria to Fiorentina for an initial 8,000,000 euro, with an obligation to buy at the end of the season for a further 16,000,000 euros.

    Sad end to what was a great beginning, if it’s true.

    1. ken1945 says:

      As he cost us a reported £28 million, we are still losing out, but it does add to the Partey coffers.

      1. Eddie says:

        Not 16M, it’s €22M.

        €8m loan, with the final fee raising up to €30m. (€22m)
        Arsenal rejected their first approach because they wanted Fiorentina to accept their value.
        Which is 30M

      2. jon fox says:

        Ken I much hope this proves true. Facts have now amply shown that , depsite a great attitude to be combative, that he regularly comes off worse, physically, because he is a shrimp playing in a Prem full of huge fish. We were fooled by his world cup showing into thinking he could be THAT effective in our league. He can’t and many of us recognise that fact!

  3. S.J says:

    Oh, yes true Sue. Looking forward to having him back in the future, a great young player he is indeed.

    I am expecting to see more loans and sales. It will not be bad if these players follow suit. Sokratis, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Elneny, Holding, Ozil

    1. Sue says:

      Looking very likely, SJ 👍

  4. Val says:

    It will be sad to see the little guy go but needs must and all that and if we go and get Partey with the money from his sale then i’m all for it.

    1. SueP says:

      I liked him too, but as others have pointed out his stature is unsuited to the EFL and the family haven’t settled here

  5. Chuma Ikeazor says:

    Mike has shown that he has his hands on the pulse of this great club, there’s no need running a useless mammoth when we can have an agile beast. Trim, trim, trim if it is what will get us back to the top. We are and have always been contenders and not so-runs. Wake up Gooners.

  6. Eddie says:

    Sokratis also nearly out… 3M

    1. ahmad73 says:

      What a waste of money. At the time Sven wanted to bring in either Soyuncu or Diallo. Arsenal decided instead to go for experience and signed a dud instead. It’s rumoured he was Emery’s choice of the three.

  7. SueP says:

    No grass growing underfoot now. So much uncertainty before and all of a sudden it’s all systems go

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