Arsenal complete Lucas Torreira signing from Sampdoria

Arsenal transfer news Unai Emery Ivan Gazidis

Arsenal transfer news Unai Emery Ivan Gazidis

Lucas Torreira was unaware that Arsenal fans tracked his flight to London when he travelled to sign for the club in a reported £26million switch from Sampdoria.

"In Lucas Torreira, we have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game", Arsenal head coach Unai Emery said in a statement.

The Uruguay worldwide has completed his move to the Premier League club following the end of his involvement at the 2018 World Cup, where his country reached the quarter-finals. Torreira becomes the latest to join the Arsenal wagon, and the 22-year-old is understood to be the last major signing for the club in this window.

At the World Cup, he was one of the best players for Uruguay and his performance against Portugal got him the most plaudits. "We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season", Emery added.

Arsenal supporters have praised Unai Emery for bringing Lucas Torreira at the Emirates Stadium after they got a glimpse of the performance of the Uruguay worldwide in the World Cup, the Arsenal boss also revealed his excitement on the arrival of the midfielder.

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Torreira will wear the number 11 shirt vacated by midfielder Mesut Ozil.

They have already confirmed the arrivals of Stephan Lichsteiner, Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathapolous. It's a very positive thing that people want to welcome me.

According to the same story, Emery's past working relationship with N'Zonzi could give Arsenal the upper hand in the race to sign the former Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City midfielder. "Now I am calm and I look forward to the future, which for sure will be very nice". It makes me feel comfortable.

"I feel very happy".

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