Revealed: 26-year-old South American midfielder will leave Arsenal this summer

Lucas Torreira revealed that there is ‘no chance’ he will remain at Emirates Stadium for the 2022/23 season.


The Uruguay international impressed during last year’s loan spell at Fiorentina, however, the Italian club refused to meet Gunner’s €15m (£12.6m) right-to-buy option, which was included as part of the deal.

Uruguayan midfielder has made it clear that he was planning to extend his stay with Fiorentina, however, the Gunners have been angered by the Serie A outfit’s attempt to lower the player’s fee.

Arsenal are still looking to strengthen their midfield area before the current transfer window shuts down, however, Torreira claims he has already warned that he is not in Arteta’s future plans.

When asked about the prospect of remaining at the Emirates Stadium, Torreira told El Telegrafo: ‘There is no chance.

‘From the beginning they told me that I didn’t have a place, so I don’t want to stay either because I suffered a lot, it cost me a lot to adapt and my idea is to go to Italy or Spain.

‘What I wanted was to stay at Fiorentina, but it didn’t happen for various reasons, so we’ll look for a new direction.

When asked about a potential switch to Argentine giants, Boca Juniors, Torreira replied: ‘Boca is very difficult.

‘It was difficult after what happened to my mother and I really wanted to go there, then I had a very good season and I have one year left on my contract with Arsenal.

‘Any team that wants me has to buy me, which would be around €15m, so that’s why I see it as difficult, although I never lose hope. I feel a lot of love for that club and at some point I would like to play there.’