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Unai Emery has earned plaudits from the Arsenal fan base over the areas he has strengthened thus far but the Spanish tactician is not done in the transfer window.
There were rife reports on Wednesday that Sampdoria had confirmed the exit of Lucas Torreira, who is expected to join Arsenal at the end of the world cup. The news came as a massive consolation to the Gunners who were divided over the announcement of Wilshere to quit the London base Premier league club.
Sampdoria’s president Massimo Ferrero, made the confirmation of Torreira’s deal on live TV when he said: “Torreira has left for €30m (£26m),” he explained.
“I bought him from Pescara when nobody believed in him. “We took a gamble on him and we won, paying just €3m (£2.6m).
“The money that comes in will be used to capitalise the company.”
Arsenal have not had a maverick defensive midfielder since yesteryear when Patrick Vieira and Alexander Song bossed the middle of the pack for Arsenal. Torreira is diminutive in stature but his work rate and interception leaves so much to cheer for.
The Arsenal fan base are excited about this one but we feature a mock up picture of Torreira in Arsenal Jersey to give us a glimpse of what he’d look like when the deal is confirmed.
The arrival of the 22-year-old will see the likes of Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey play their best role. Torreira can play as a box-to-box midfielder and he can sit back and shield the back four, leaving room for the other midfielders to attack.
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