Robert Pires sends exciting message to Arsenal about Lucas Torreira

The Arsenal legend is a big fan of Gunners target Lucas Torreira ahead of his potential move to The Emirates

Arsenal legend Robert Pires Photo: Tag Heuer

Robert Pires has revealed that he is a huge admirer of Arsenal target Lucas Torreira.

The Gunners are thought to be a close to a deal to sign the Uruguay international in the summer transfer window.

Torreira has been linked with a switch to the Gunners over the past few weeks but a deal hasn’t been completed due in part to the World Cup.

The defensive midfielder is in action in Russia after the Sampdoria star helped Uruguay to ease to a 2-1 win over Portugal in the round of 16.

Next up for Torreira and Uruguay is a quarter-final meeting with one of the favourites in the shape of France.

Former Arsenal midfielder Pires has revealed that he is a big fan of the South American star.

“I like Torreira a lot,” Pires is quoted as saying by Metro. “I was surprised by his performance. He plays it simple and is always well positioned on the pitch.”

Arsenal signed experienced Switzerland international Stephan Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Serie A giants Juventus.

The Gunners have also brought in Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno in a £20m deal.

The north London outfit have also brought on Greece international Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund earlier this week.

The Gunners finished in sixth spot in the Premier League last season to miss out on Champions League football for the second successive season.

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