Lucas Torreira Set for Crunch Talks With Unai Emery Over Arsenal Future

​Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is set to hold talks with under-pressure manager Unai Emery over his future at the club next week.

Torreira, who impressed as the heartbeat of Arsenal's midfield last season, has only started three Premier League games this term, with the Uruguayan limited to cup appearances and cameos from the bench.

Lucas Torreira

The midfielder is set to meet with the ​Arsenal hierarchy next week, including Emery, where his future will be discussed. Should they ignore his services, the 23-year-old may consider departing from the Emirates in the January transfer window, per the Daily Mirror.

He has fallen down the Arsenal pecking order since the start of the season, with Mattéo Guendouzi, Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka all favoured by Emery.

When asked about his lack of playing time, Torreira said: "All players want to play, they obviously want to be in the starting eleven – that's completely normal. But that's not something that depends on me.

Lucas Torreira

"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 eleven 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 team-mates and to give the fans something to cheer about."

Although he seems determined to fight for his place while still at Arsenal, his lack of playing time is not the only reason why he is keen on a move away. The 23-year-old has struggled to adapt to life in England, and has not settled into Arsenal's core group.

He continued: "I don’t know if there are many things that I enjoy.

"I think it was better in Italy. England is a totally different world, a very large country.

Lucas Torreira

"The language barrier has stopped me, to be able to relate with my teammates and with the people. It is very difficult when you can't have dialogue.

"And so is the climate. You go out in the morning and it is cloudy, you arrive late to your home and it is cloudy.

"It is strange a little bit, the sun. We are here and we are accustomed to having always or almost always the sun. But as the years pass, I’m going to be adapting."

Torreira was linked with a move to AC Milan in the summer, but opted to stay with Arsenal.

Source : 90min