At long last the Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira himself has confirmed that he on his way to Arsenal, after being questioned at Moscow airport before boarding a plane to London.
When he was asked why he didn’t go back with his uruguayan team-mates for the home-coming celebrations, Torreira said: “I would have been very happy to be able to return to Uruguay with my teammates, but this is a fantastic opportunity [to join Arsenal] and I do not want to waste it.”
He was also very pleased with his performance at the World Cup, despite finally being beaten by France. He said: “It’s true that in the end I got into this squad, although I was not part of the qualifiers but happy with the performance I had personally.
“In the first games I entered the second half, I was gaining confidence until I won a place as a starter.”
So we have finally got our little terrier of a DM at last, although I doubt we will see him in our opening few games as he settles in to the Arsenal way of life, but if he is as good as most pundits think he is, he will have a big effect on the coming season…