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Lucas Torreira is a ‘bright talent’ says Arsenal head coach Unai Emery

PUBLISHED: 15:34 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:02 10 July 2018

Lucas Torreira has signed for Arsenal. CREDIT ARSENAL FC

Lucas Torreira has signed for Arsenal. CREDIT ARSENAL FC

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Arsenal’s new £25 million signing Lucas Torreira has been praised by head coach Unai Emery after joining the club on Tuesday.

Lucas Torreira has signed for Arsenal from Sampdoria. CREDIT ARSENAL FCLucas Torreira has signed for Arsenal from Sampdoria. CREDIT ARSENAL FC

The 22 year-old has just returned from representing his country at the World Cup in Russia, where he played in all five matches as they progressed to the quarter-finals.

Lucas shone during his country’s 3-0 victory over Russia and in the 2-1 win over Ronaldo’s Portugal in the second round.

The Gunners landed the Fray Bentos-born defensive midfielder from Serie A side Sampdoria.

Speaking to Arsenal.com Emery said: “In Lucas Torreira, we have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game.

Lucas Torreira has signed for Arsenal from Sampdoria amd will wear the No 11 shirt. CREDIT ARSENAL FCLucas Torreira has signed for Arsenal from Sampdoria amd will wear the No 11 shirt. CREDIT ARSENAL FC

“A midfielder with great quality, I have enjoyed watching his performances for Sampdoria in the past two seasons, and we all saw him do very well for Uruguay in the World Cup.

“He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing.

“We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season.”

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