Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has given the reason behind him picking the number 11 shirt with the north London club. The Uruguay international signed for the Gunners on a permanent deal from Sampdoria last month and he has now joined them for the final part of pre-season after return from a World Cup break.
Torreira was one of the standout players for Uruguay during the recent World Cup and he could now feature regularly in the Gunners’ lineup, once he manages to achieve match fitness. The Uruguayan only joined his new teammates after they returned from the pre-season tour of Singapore but the fans should get the first glimpse of him in the Gunners shirt when they tackle Lazio in their final friendly game.
Arsenal have so far made five signings during the ongoing transfer window and there could be sixth addition on the cards before the transfer deadline approaches next week. Gunners boss Unai Emery has hinted in recent interviews that he could pursue one ‘big signing’ and it will be interesting to see whether the club manage to push another recruit before the August 9 deadline.