Lucas Torreira unsettled at Arsenal and wants club to listen to transfer offers

Lucas Torriera in action for Arsenal
The Uruguayan is open to leaving north London when the window reopens (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is unsettled at the club and has reportedly asked Gunners bosses to consider any transfer offers for him when the window reopens.

The Uruguayan has only started four Premier League matches this season – with Arsenal winning none of those matches – and has routinely been left out of the side in favour of the likes of Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi and Dani Ceballos.

There have been calls from Arsenal fans for Unai Emery to give Torreira a bigger role in the side, while the manager has been tinkering with his position and using him further forward than usual.

Lucas Torreira sits on the Arsenal bench
Torriera has had more of a bit-part role for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)

According to Calciomercato, the current uncertainty over his place in the team, coupled with Arsenal’s poor form, could see Torreira leave the club.

The 23-year-old is aware of interest from AC Milan and has already made it clear to Arsenal that he wants them to consider any offers.

Intriguingly, Milan had been linked with a move for Torreira’s teammate Xhaka following his bust-up with supporters, but it is the Uruguayan they really want.

The Rossoneri were linked with Torreira in the summer when his old Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo was in charge, and that interest has not diluted since Stefano Pioli took over.

Torreira has started both of Arsenal’s Premier League matches since Xhaka clashed with fans – against Wolves and Leicester – though was subbed off both times, and he spoke about his situation last month.

‘I don’t know whether I’d say it’s frustrating,’ Torreira told reporters about his recent slip down the pecking order.

Lucas Torreira reacts to Granit Xhaka getting booed
Torreira was affected by Xhaka’s clash with supporters against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)

‘All players want to play, they obviously want to be in the starting XI – that’s completely normal. But that’s not something that depends on me. It’s down to the coach to make those decisions and really I have to respect that. Right now it’s about not giving up.

‘You have to continue working hard and whether I’m playing in the starting XI or from the bench I want to give my all for the team. That’s the kind of player I am. I like to give 100 per cent for the shirt to help my teammates and to give the fans something to cheer about.’

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