Arsenal set to complete second summer signing this week – report

Arsenal are set to complete the signing of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria this week, according to a report

Arsenal manager Unai Emery Photo: Football.eu / Wikimedia

Arsenal are set to complete the signing of Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira this week, according to a report.

The Daily Star, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that Torreira will undergo a medical at the north London side later this week with view to a summer move.

The same article states that Torreira will sign a five-year deal with the Gunners once Arsenal activate the versatile midfielder’s £26m contract release clause.

The north London side have already signed veteran Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Serie A champions Juventus earlier this month.

Arsenal are looking to overhaul their squad following a disappointing sixth-placed finish under Arsene Wenger last season to end their final campaign under the Frenchman on a disappointing note.

The Gunners appointed former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla manager Unai Emery as Wenger’s replacement following a second successive season outside the Champions League qualification spots.

Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 when Wenger led the Gunners to an unbeaten season thanks to help from Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira.

The north London side lost 3-0 to Premier League champions Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley last term.

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