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AC Milan ready to move for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira?

AC Milan are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, who has suggested that he is unhappy with life in England. AC Milan have reportedly identified Arsenal‘s Lucas Torreira as a potential summer signing. Torreira left Sampdoria to join the Gunners last season, making a total of 31 starts and 18 substitute appearances in all competitions. However, the 23-year-old revealed earlier this week that he had struggled to adapt to life in England, acknowledging that he preferred his time in Italy. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, that has resulted in Milan looking to take advantage of the situation by lodging a formal bid for the Uruguay international. The report adds that Milan’s chief operating officer Zvonimir Boban and sporting strategy and development ...

Arsenal midfielder Torreira struggling to adapt to life in England

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has admitted to struggling with life in England following his big-money move from Italy last summer. The Uruguay international joined the Gunners in a £26.4million deal from Sampdoria where he had spent the previous two seasons. Despite making 50 appearances under manager Unai Emery last season, Torreira claims he has so far found it difficult to adapt. Speaking to Uruguayan outlet Ovacion ahead of his country’s opening Copa America clash against Ecuador on Sunday, Torreira said: “I don’t know if there are many things that I enjoy. I think I had a better time in Italy. Lucas Torreira has struggled to adapt to the English weather (Adam Davy/PA) “England is a totally different world. The language (barrier) has stopped me being able to relate with my team-mat...

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira open to return to Italy?

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira suggests that he has struggled to adapt to life in England, claiming that ‘life was better in Italy’. Lucas Torreira has suggested that he would be open to leaving Arsenal if he was able to return to Italy. The midfielder left Sampdoria to move to the Emirates Stadium last summer, making a total of 31 starts and 18 substitute outings in his first campaign. However, Arsenal may face a battle to keep Torreira, who has indicated that he has not enjoyed many aspects of life in England. The 23-year-old told Ovacion: “I don’t know if there are many things that I enjoy. I think it was better in Italy. England is a totally different world, a very large country. “The language has stopped me, to be able to relate with my teammates and w...

Lucas Torreira looking to follow in footsteps of “idol” Diego Forlan

Lucas Torreira hopes to mark his 50th appearance at Arsenal by winning the Europa League and justifying the sacrifices he has made to create a life for himself away from Uruguay. The 23-year-old has impressed throughout his first season in England, providing a bite and tenacity to Arsenal’s midfield which arguably has been absent since Alex Song’s departure in 2012. His arrival has perhaps been the most significant since Arsene Wenger’s exit last summer, and he will also be crucial in Baku against Chelsea if Arsenal are to succeed. “It was very difficult to leave Uruguay,” he said. “It’s never easy to leave your country, your family, your friends. It’s a different culture, a different language and really another world. “I left at just 1...

Lucas Torreira father hints at Arsenal exit for midfielder

Lucas Torreira’s father Ricardo claims that the Arsenal midfielder may seek a move back to Italy in the future, having come close to joining Napoli last summer. Lucas Torreira‘s father Ricardo has hinted that the Arsenal midfielder could head back to Italy, despite his impressive form during his maiden campaign in English football. The 23-year-old has starred for the Gunners in the engine room since being brought in from Sampdoria last summer in a £26m deal. Torreira has featured in 29 of Arsenal’s 30 Premier League matches and is already a fans’ favourite at the Emirates Stadium, where he is contracted until 2023. According to the midfielder’s father, however, Torreira was on the brink of joining Napoli last year and he may look to move back to Serie A in the...

Torreira believes Arsenal ‘deserve’ to be playing Champions League football

The Gunners are three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. Lucas Torreira believes Arsenal “deserve” to be playing Champions League football because of the club’s status. The Gunners, who have failed to qualify for Europe’s premier club competition for the past two seasons, are currently off the pace in the battle for a top-four Premier League finish. Unai Emery’s side sit sixth on the back of Sunday’s 3-1 loss at champions Manchester City, a point below Manchester United and three behind fourth-placed Chelsea. Uruguay midfielder Torreira admits his team must improve their recent form, which has seen them collect only 10 points from the last 21 available, if they are to achieve their primary objective. “Just a few weeks ago, (Manchester) United were obviously behind us but it’s happened an...

Emery salutes match-winner Torreira for breaking down stubborn Terriers

Unai Emery praised his Arsenal team and Lucas Torreira for finding the goal that secured a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield after a frustrating afternoon which nearly cost them two points. After Alexandre Lacazette harshly had a first-half finish ruled out and Shkodran Mustafi was denied a penalty, the hosts struggled to create chances and were at risk of failing to win at home against one of the Premier League’s struggling teams. While their unbeaten run that now stands at 21 matches was rarely under threat, Arsenal had to demonstrate a self-belief and tenacity that had largely been missing until Emery’s appointment as manager. Very happy for this essential victory and for my second goal. Thanks to the fans for the great support. Let’s keep be focused. Muy feliz por esta gran victoria y por ...

Result: Lucas Torreira strikes late to earn Arsenal win over Huddersfield Town

Lucas Torreira strikes late to earn Arsenal a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners extend their unbeaten run to 21 matches. Lucas Torreira struck eight minutes from time to earn Arsenal a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon. The Uruguayan midfielder added to his goal in last weekend’s North London derby triumph with this crucial match-winner as Huddersfield’s brave resolve was broken late on. With the three points, Arsenal climb above Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea into third in the Premier League table and extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 21 matches. It took a whole for the game to come to life, starting when Arsenal squandered a couple of golden opportunities just prior to the half-hour mark. T...

Gary Neville hails “brilliant” Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira

Manchester United legend Gary Neville praises Lucas Torreira for ‘setting the tone’ in Arsenal’s memorable comeback victory over Tottenham Hotspur. Gary Neville has heaped praised on Lucas Torreira for his “absolutely brilliant” performance in Arsenal‘s comeback win against Tottenham Hotspur. The Uruguayan midfielder capped a memorable turnaround for the Gunners by netting the fourth of their goals in Sunday’s 4-2 triumph at the Emirates Stadium. Torreira has settled into life in North London after being eased into the starting lineup upon arriving from Sampdoria in the summer, producing arguably his best all-round display yet against Arsenal’s arch-rivals. Former Manchester United defender Neville picked out the 22-year-old for particular pr...

Torreira happy to be on song for Arsenal

Lucas Torreira started out as an attacker but is now more than happy to be Arsenal’s enforcer as he settles into life in the Premier League. The 22-year-old Uruguay international moved to the Emirates Stadium from Sampdoria in the summer – one of five signings made to improve the fortunes of the Gunners, who have missed out on the top four for the last two seasons. Head coach Unai Emery eased Torreira into English football, using him as a substitute in the first five games of the campaign. 3 important points against a tough team to move forward on our winning run #️⃣1️⃣1️⃣W ✌🏻💪🏻 #EuropaLeague⚽️#ComeOnGunners🔴#LT11 pic.twitter.com/OoPgED40jv — Lucas Torreira 34 (@LTorreira34) October 25, 2018 Since earning his first start in the Europa League win over Vorskla Poltava, Torreira has gone from...

Uruguay boss Fabian Coito plays down Lucas Torreira injury

Caretaker Uruguay manager Fabian Coito does not believe that the calf strain sustained by Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira on international duty is anything serious. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 18:30 UK Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 18:31 UK Caretaker Uruguay manager Fabian Coito has played down the severity of the injury sustained by midfielder Lucas Torreira during this weekend’s international friendly with Mexico. Arsenal‘s Torreira was forced off at half time of Uruguay’s eventual 4-1 victory and was later spotted with ice strapped to his lower leg on the bench. The calf injury raised concerns that the £22m summer signing could miss Saturday’s Premier League clash with Newcastle United, but Coito does...

Lucas Torreira “really happy” at Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira says that he is “getting to grips” with Unai Emery’s demands as he waits to make his full debut for the club. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 12:21 UK Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2018 at 12:21 UK Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has insisted that he is “really happy” with how he is settling in at the club, despite being yet to make his full debut following his summer move from Sampdoria. The 22-year-old has featured off the bench in all three of Arsenal’s Premier League matches so far this season, with fellow new arrival Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka being preferred by manager Unai Emery. However, Torreira is confident that he is beginning to get to grips with Emery’s...

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