Arsenal has been boosted by the return of Lucas Torreira to training after been on the treatment table for months.
The Uruguayan, who joined the Gunners in the summer of 2018, has been in and out of the team due to injuries.
Recently, former Arsenal skipper Granit Xhaka returns to the first team after overcoming an injury. The return of Torreira is indeed a boost to the team as the combative midfielder has all it takes to secure a starting short beside Xhaka as they could do the dirty job for the team in the middle of the pack in the coming days. Their partnership had been fruitful at the beginning of the season.
Before his return, the club had announced that the combative Uruguayan midfielder who suffered a right ankle injury during the Portsmouth FA Cup clash on 2 March was making steady progress towards his return and will be back to full training in the forthcoming days. Now the day has come for Mikel Arteta to look at his option in the middle of the park where the team has not been effective so far.
Also in contention for a starting place against Sheffield United in today’s FA Cup is Cedric Soares, who was signed permanently after an initial loan agreement from Southampton. The defender has also recovered from a broken nose.
Is Lucas Torreira ready to leave Arsenal?
Torreira is one of Arsenal players reported to be out of favour with the team and might want to return to the Serie A after having a nice time with Sampdoria.
Having hard a successful first season under Unai Emery, who was sacked this season, the Uruguayan had found the first-team opportunity hard to come by, and injuries didn’t help his cause as well. He was played out a position in his second season Emery, and he has also struggled to convince Mikel Arteta. The coach had given everyone a clean slate after joining the team from Manchester City.
After AC Milan made a failed bid of 35 million pounds last year, the Urugyuan is trying to convince Arteta that he is tailor-made for his style of play.
Metro had quoted Torreira at a point that he dreams of playing for top Argentinean club, Boca Juniors, and he wasn’t planning to play for them when he was old but insisted that he is currently focused on helping Arsenal and that his head is at the Emirates.
Fortunately for him, it looked like he has found his footing under Arteta, having played nine games this year alone under the Spaniard.