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Arsenal have been very busy in this transfer window having signed five players so far. One of them is Lucas Torreira who was brought in from the Italian club Sampdoria.
Given that he was with Uruguay at the World Cup and was given a holiday and as a result, he has not yet joined with the Gunners squad.
But reports from the Mirror seem to suggest that Torreira will be joining the rest of the players as early as next week.
He was very impressive at the World Cup where had a starring role for his national team. Arsenal have done really well to get a player with a profile such as his and one that the team really needs at the moment.
Speaking to the club’s website after the move for Torreira, manager Unai Emery had this to say:
“In Lucas Torreira, we have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game. A midfielder with great quality, I have enjoyed watching his performances for Sampdoria in the past two seasons, and we all saw him do very well for Uruguay in the World Cup.
“He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing. We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season.”
The £26.5m midfielder is expected to be part of the shakeup that Emery has in mind for the Arsenal team. A midfield three of Torreira, Xhaka and Ramsey seems to be well balanced and capable of providing a platform as well as support for the forward line.
The Premier League will get underway in a few weeks time so it is essential for the squad to start playing together as only then, they will be able to build a rapport with each other. This is especially true when there is a new manager in town and he is doing his best to impart his philosophy on the players.
The Arsenal players have responded positively to the way in which Emery has been conducting the training so it is entirely possible that Torreira is itching to be a part of the team.
There are suggestions that Arsenal are looking to bring in more players before the end of the transfer window so it will be interesting to see the way the squad shapes up. We will have to wait just a little longer to see how Torreira links up with his new teammates.