Arsenal will be sweating on the availability of one of their players as it appears he will return from the international break with an injury concern.
According to Ben Dinnery, who is a freelance injury analyst, Lucas Torreira picked up a knock during Uruguay’s 4-1 friendly win against Mexico.
Lucas Torreira will be assessed after he picked up a knock in the 4-1 friendly win over Mexico. The Arsenal midfielder was replaced at HT on Saturday and sat through the whole of the second forty-five watching from the bench with an ice pack wrapped around his left leg. #AFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) September 9, 2018
He noted that the midfielder had to be substituted at the half-time break and watched the second half from the substitutes bench with an ice pack wrapped around his left leg.
The injury will need to be assessed as it is not yet known how long the 22-year-old could miss, although it will come as a blow to Unai Emery and his Arsenal squad.
The midfielder, who joined in the summer from Sampdoria after an impressive World Cup, has featured for the Gunners in all four of their Premier League matches so far, however, they have all come from the bench.
However, Emery will be hoping the injury is not too significant and will be available for their trip to Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal will be hoping Torreira’s knock is not serious and the ice pack that had been wrapped around his left leg was just used as a precautionary measure.
The 22-year-old has not got going for the Gunners, as he has had a limited start to life at the Emirates Stadium, however, he would have been looking to make inroads into his career in north London this month.
With Arsenal starting their Europa League campaign and resuming with their Premier League season, the £27million-rated South American, as per Transfermarkt, would finally have been looking to make his first start for the club.
However, this injury may have just handed him his latest setback, although everyone involved will be keen to hear the outcome of the assessment.
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