Arsenal defensive midfield player Lucas Torreira has given a relatively positive update on his immediate future at the north London club as he spoke to Fox Sports Radio from Argentina (via Sport Witness).
“Today my intention and my head are at Arsenal. I want to recover, go back to 100%. I have a very long contract with the club, until 2023 and it was very difficult for me to get here.”
These comments will surely come as a rather pleasant relief for the Gunners faithful, as he mentions that he is focused on the team right now and wants to perform to the best of his ability on the pitch for when the 2019/20 Premier League season resumes.
Will Torreira stay at Arsenal next season?
He also mentioned his contract with the club until 2023 which could possibly be read as a hint that he may be staying until the end of his deal, although he did also talk about his admiration for Boca Juniors in Argentina and suggests that he may want to play there one day:
“I think they are a lot of things. I come from a very footballing family, I have three brothers who also play football and at home, Uruguayans consume a lot of Argentine football. For us it’s one of the best leagues in South America.”
“This is the origin of this fanaticism for Boca, seeing great players go by, having Carlos Tevez as a reference when I was just starting my career… All of this makes me very fond of the club. I don’t know anything about Argentina, I didn’t go to the Bombonera.”
Indeed, Torreira is a Uruguayan international by trade, having made 23 senior appearances for them in all competitions since his national debut in March 2018, according to Transfermarkt. However, with his family and him also being from South America, he admits that he watches a lot of Argentinian football, especially by watching Boca Juniors play.
Nevertheless, Torreira is still an Arsenal player, as he has played in 33 games in all competitions so far in the 2019/20 campaign, scoring two goals and providing one assist, as per Transfermarkt.
The 24-year old will surely be hoping that his team can get back on track in the hunt for a European place for the next term, as the Emirates Stadium outfit currently sit in ninth place in the Premier League table on 40 points with nine matches left to play (via BBC).
Whilst he admitted his admiration for Boca, perhaps it is reassuring that Torreira has at least seemed to commit his short-term future to Arsenal.
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