Lucas Torreira admits he desires of actively playing for Boca Juniors at some stage in his occupation.
The Uruguay Globe Cup star joined Arsenal from Sampdoria this summer time in a £26million offer and has speedily set up himself as a agency favourite with his new fans on account of his combative model.
The 22-yr-previous began his job with Montevideo Wanderers in advance of moving to Italian club Pescara in 2013 when he was even now a teen. Torreira subsequently progressed by the ranks right before earning his very first senior worldwide cap before this yr and a subsequent go to a person of the most important clubs in Europe.
In spite of his quick growth, Torreira disclosed he goals of returning to his indigenous South The usa in the potential, saying: ‘At some point I would like to engage in for Boca. I hope I can attain that desire I have.’
Torreira has been eased into the Arsenal initially staff because his summer season arrival, producing five substitute appearances before creating his to start with get started in very last night’s 4-2 Europea League get over Vorskla Poltava.
Unai Emery took Torreira off just shy of the hour mark and the midfielder was found with an ice pack on his leg though sitting down on the bench.
Asked about the Uruguayan’s physical fitness after the acquire, Emery replied: ‘He acquired two hits on his leg. ‘I hope tomorrow and Saturday [he proves] he’s alright for Sunday.’
Arsenal legend Martin Keown urged Emery to commence Torreira above youngster Matteo Guendouzi vs . Everton this weekend.
‘Guendouzi has occur into that midfield,’ he reported on BT Sport. ‘You have to say he’s played with a good deal of coronary heart, a lot of spirit for a youngster, there is components in his activity that may have been missing from the workforce.
‘But Torreira certainly has to arrive in now and he has to participate in. He does issues pretty simply, he’s not frightened to make a move, he feeds people as properly.
‘He knows what he’s excellent at and he’s bought excellent capacity as very well. I like his tenacity.’