“Why i asked Arsenal to sign Lucas Torreira” Unai Emery makes surprise revelation

Arsenal have completed their fourth official signing in Uruguayan star Lucas Torreira on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old arrived from Sampdoria for a reported 26.5 million pounds after starring for Uruguay in the World Cup.

Speaking on the Gunners official website, boss Emery remarked excitedly about his arrival to the north London outfit.

He described the youth star as a gem with an exceptional style of play.

And after closely monitoring the youngster at Sampdoria, the Spaniard was convinced enough to sanction his buy.

“In Lucas Torreira, we have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game,” Emery told Arsenal’s official website.


“A midfielder with great quality, I have enjoyed watching his performances for Sampdoria in the past two seasons, and we all saw him do very well for Uruguay in the World Cup.”

Meanwhile, former Arsenal forward Ian Wright has applauded the Gunners for their transfer deals this summer, including congratulating Torreira on his World Cup performance for Uruguay this summer.

“Great momentum in this window,” tweeted Wright. “Sokratis and Lichtsteiner’s age and experience balanced off with one (maybe two) exciting young players.”

However, he’s begged the club to give the young star enough time to settle at the Emirates.

Arsenal finished sixth last term and since joining the club following Wenger’s exit, Emery has added Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Bernd Leno to the Londoners’ ranks.