Arsenal Sweat Over Torreira Injury

Midfielder Spotted Wearing Ice-Pack

Lucas Torreira Arsenal
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Arsenal have fears over midfielder Lucas Torreira after he was withdrawn from Uruguay’s victory over Mexico early on Saturday morning.

The £26million summer signing was withdrawn at half-time during La Celeste’s 4-1 victory and replaced by Christian Stuani. More worryingly for Arsenal fans he was spotted on the bench with an ice pack on his leg in the second half.

Torreira arrived from Sampdoria in the summer. He impressed at the World Cup for Uruguay although his move to Arsenal from the Serie A side had been agreed before the tournament began.

The 22-year-old has yet to make the Arsenal starting line-up being named on the bench for all four of their Premier League matches so far this season. His playing time has amounted to just 118 minutes of football. That was after he started in 36 of Sampdoria’s 38 Serie A matches last season.