Lucas Torreira basically confirms he’s signing for Arsenal

Lucas Torreira all but confirms that he will be signing for Arsenal in the summer transfer window

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Lucas Torreira has all but confirmed that he will be signing for Arsenal this summer following Uruguay’s World Cup exit at the hands of France.

The 22-year-old midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to The Emirates in recent weeks as Unai Emery looks to bolster his squad ahead his first season in charge.

Torreira is expected to be confirmed as an Arsenal player this week and the midfielder has now all but hinted that he will indeed be moving to The Emirates in the coming days.

Asked if he postponed his medical with Arsenal until after the World Cup, Torreira told Metro: “Yes, we could have done things differently, but I did not want to think about other things. The World Cup is important and being part of this squad meant a lot to me.

“But now I have more time my future will be very clear. The important thing is that I’m happy to have been part of this squad and this World Cup, so I thank all the people who accompanied us.”

Arsenal are looking to build a squad at least capable of breaking back into the top four next season.

The Gunners finished in a disappointing sixth place in the Premier League table last term in what was Arsene Wenger’s final campaign in charge of the north London side.

Arsenal, who have not won the Premier League since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign, will be aiming to at least break back into the top four next season as they look to get themselves back into the Champions League.

They have already made three new signings this summer under new boss Emery.

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