Gunners fans will love this after £26 million amn announces he will be at Arsenal in January.
Lucas Torreira has indicated that he has no desire to leave the Arsenal during the January transfer window
Torreira completed a £26million move from Sampdoria to Arsenal last summer and the 23-year-old had a promising debut season in north London, making 50 appearances in all competitions.
But so far this season the 23-year old has struggled to kick on after his great first season and only managed a handful of starts under the guidance of Unai Emery, who failed to get the club back challenging for titles and playing in the Champions League.
Reports last month suggested Torreira was contemplating his future amid interest from Napoli and AC Milan, but in a wide-ranging interview with Arsenal’s official website he suggested he was committed to the north London club.
He said: ‘My goal for the future is to play. I’m 23. All footballers want to play, to compete, to fight for your club. I want to help my team-mates to achieve our aims this season.’ On the adjustments he has had to make to his game in order to adapt the demands of English football, he added: ‘The main thing for me to adapt to was the tempo here. ‘When I arrived, I felt like I was lacking something, like the game was being played at a much faster pace.
‘But I worked hard, showed dedication and with the help of everyone at the club, I got myself on par with my teammates and opponents. Now, I feel very comfortable.
‘On a technical level, I think I’ve really improved and learned so many things. That’s mainly down to the calibre of players I have around me and train with every day.
‘It’s also down to the standard of player I’m coming up against every weekend.’
He has been a great buy from the club and will continue to develop into one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League, he just needs the back-line to be sorted out so he doesn’t have to do cover all the mistakes of his team-mates.
So even though he has not had the best start to the season, Arsenal need to keep hold of this lad.
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