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Name Lucas Torreira
Gender Male
Ethnic Uruguayan
Job Uruguayan Footballer
Desc The Uruguayan fell out of favour with Emery during the latter part of the season, despite immediately impressing. Still needs time to adapt to the pace of the Premier League but the 23-year-old continues to look brilliant value at just £25m

Affiliation

Org Uruguay National Team
Club as Player Arsenal FC

Relationship

Agent Raffaele Bentancur
  Pablo Bentancur

2019 10 10 Retrieve

[Lucas Torreira claims to have no issue with the competition for places he faces at Arsenal] I don’t know whether I’d say it’s frustrating. All players want to play, they obviously want to be in the starting XI – that’s completely normal. But that’s not something that depends on me. It’s down to the coach to make those decisions and really I have to respect that. Right now it’s about not giving up. You have to continue working hard and whether I’m playing in the starting XI or from the bench I want to give my all for the team. That’s the kind of player I am. I like to give 100 per cent for the shirt to help my team-mates and to give the fans something to cheer about

2019 10 31 Retrieve

[Lucas Torreira was pictured in tears in the immediate aftermath of the Granit Xhaka’s incident, while a number of senior players visited their captain’s house later that evening to offer their support] It was a shock. We know how much he [Xhaka] cares about the club. Everyone got emotional. We were 2-2 and the fans wanted to win the game, it was a bit nervous in the stadium. If he does it [gets substituted] again he won’t think about that, he’ll come off quick. We support him all the way and we’ll get through this

2019 11 21 Retrieve

[Torreira has recently been linked with a possible transfer to Real Madrid] Today Arsenal needs me to be focused. I can’t start talking about another team. I need to be focused and when the transfer period arrives we will see what happens. I don’t know what will happen in the future. But I would like to be able to play for Boca. It’s a dream I have for what that institution represents

2019 11 22 Retrieve

[Unai Emery is adamant that Lucas Torreira has a big future at Arsenal after holding talks with the unsettled midfielder this week] 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 will happen

2019 11 23 Retrieve

[Lucas Torreira exit fears a mess of Emery’s own making] 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 will happen

2020 01 30 Retrieve

[Lucas Torreira says Mikel Arteta is looking for Arsenal to be bold and take risks] He obviously spent quite a lot of time working with Guardiola, who is one of the best coaches in the world, and I think during that time he would have taken the best he can from Guardiola. He wants us to be bold and take risks. He wants us to be in continuous movement throughout the match. He wants us to try to look for those passing lines at any time during the game. He’s the kind of coach that wants us to be providing an option for our team mates and wants us to be an offensive team

I really hope Bruno Fernandes adapts quickly, particularly as the Premier League is so physical and intense as a championship. I’m sure he has the right mentality to adapt quickly. Obviously he’s joining a big club in Manchester United so I hope he enjoys the move

2020 03 16 Retrieve

[Lucas Torreira provides coronavirus update on Mikel Arteta] The truth is that we didn’t expect this virus to reach the club, the locker room. Mikel Arteta is better. He was able to communicate with us and he is improving. In recent days, many cases of coronavirus were discovered in London and people were nervous. In some supermarkets, you can no longer find toilet paper or gel alcohol.

2020 03 17 Retrieve

[Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira provides encouraging injury update] Working and messing with recovery. All together, we will move forward

2020 03 05 Retrieve

[Arsenal confirm fractured ankle for Lucas Torreira as Kieran Tierney returns to full training] Sustained fracture to Torreira’s right ankle during Portsmouth (a) on Monday. Awaiting further specialist reviews which will determine recovery plan

[Arsenal have said of the Bosnian full-back] Significant strain to right shoulder joint during Everton (h) on 23 February. Aiming to return to full training by the end of March

[Calum Chambers is the only other player unavailable to Arteta] Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on 29 December. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take between six to nine months

2020 03 09 Retrieve

[Lucas Torreira’s season could be over at Arsenal as he faces up to 10 weeks out with ankle fracture] Sustained fracture to right ankle during Portsmouth (a) on March 2. Still receiving continual assessments. Recovery process expected to take between eight to ten weeks

2020 03 16 Retrieve

[Lucas Torreira explains impact of Arsenal coronavirus crisis on injury recovery] I’m quarantined at home. Working on my own in recovery. I had to buy some devices and the club will collaborate with everyone so that we can continue working individually in our homes. I’m happy because the exams were good. I’m still wearing the orthopaedic boot. In 8 or 10 weeks I will be able to work normally. The truth is that we didn’t expect this virus to reach the club, the locker room

Mikel Arteta is better. He was able to communicate with us and he is improving. In recent days, many cases of Coronavirus were discovered in London and people were nervous. In some supermarkets, you can no longer find toilet paper or gel alcohol. It’s difficult for the family to be away. Today I would have to be traveling to Uruguay, but all the flights were canceled due to the Coronavirus

2020 03 25 Retrieve

[Arsenal ace Lucas Torreira names one club he wants to play for and makes Man Utd admission] One day, I want to play for Boca and wear their shirt. It’s a dream I have had since I was a little kid. It’s no secret, my family and friends know that

2020 05 30 Retrieve

[Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has admitted that it is his ‘dream’ to complete a move to Boca Juniors at some point in the future] I imagine a Copa Libertadores night at the Bombonera wearing Boca’s shirt, of course. Right now my head is in Europe and I want to stay for a while. But I have that desire and dream to go [to Boca] – and not just to retire, but to compete and feel what the Boca world is

My family are big soccer fans and we Uruguayans watch a lot of Argentine football. It is one of the most important [teams] in South America, very passionate, so from a very young age this affection, this love for Boca was born. I had to go to the Madrid final and when the game ended I thought I wasn’t going to be so mad but I was very sad, for the defeat and for how the game had been. It was the time I got to see Boca as a fan. It is true that I have great affection for the club and hopefully it will be forever. In Fray Bentos, I have many friends who are fans of Boca