Lucas Torreira says he can’t talk about the possibility of playing for another team right now as Arsenal need him to be focused. However, he again hinted that he’s open to a departure when the transfer window arrives, and suggested he has a dream of playing for Boca Juniors.
Speaking to a radio show called ‘Tiempo de Fútbol‘, he touched on his performances for the Uruguayan national side, and seemed to address the unrest that has been a feature of this international break.
After his agent made it clear he was unhappy with how he was being used by Unai Emery at Arsenal, the midfielder said, “Today Arsenal needs me to be focused. I can’t start talking about another team.
“I need to be focused and when the transfer period arrives we will see what will happens.
“I don’t know what will happen in the future. But I would like to be able to play for Boca.
“It’s a dream I have for what that institution represents.”
So, in this one international break the player and his agent have suggested he’d be happy to return to Italy, go to Spain, or even Argentina.
It does reflect well on how he’s feeling at Arsenal right now, that’s for sure, and with Granit Xhaka also heading towards the exit door after his recent bust-up, the Gunners could be facing something of a midfield crisis.
Whatever happens, it requires some strong leadership from those running the football side of the club, so let’s hope we get it.