Date: 21st November 2019 at 8:32pm
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Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has been heavily linked with a move away from the just 16 months after arriving in North London. The international is said to be unhappy with his role within the squad and there appears to be growing interest from Serie A – the league in which the 23-year-old made his name.

Speaking to Sport890 whilst on international duty, Torreira said: “Now, Arsenal needs me to be focused. I can’t start talking about another team. I need to be focused and when the transfer window arrives we will see what happens.”

His comments appear to have caused some concern amongst these Arsenal supporters.

What do we think?

Torreira’s comments feel like those of a man who is at the very least open to a move away. The player has publicly spoken of his struggles adapting to life in England and now with things seemingly not going the way he would like on the field, it appears his time in London may be coming towards an end.

Arsenal have been desperate for a tenacious, defensive-minded midfield player and in the eye’s of most supporters, they found that in Torreira. However, Emery has opted to play him further forward which has had a negative impact on the player’s performances and that’s certainly the view of these supporters. With the January transfer window fast-approaching, don’t be surprised if the former Sampdoria man is not an Arsenal player come February.