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[Photo] Arsenal star snapped back in training ahead of Newcastle after injury scare

By on September 11, 2018

Arsenal star Lucas Torreira has been snapped in training today, easing fears he could miss our Premier League clash with Newcastle United this weekend.

Torreira emerged as a doubt for the trip to St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon after begin forced off at half-time during Uruguay’s 4-1 victory over Mexico at the weekend.

The defensive midfielder was spotted sitting on the bench with an ice pack on his calf during the second half sparking concern that he had picked up an injury that could rule him out of action for Arsenal.

However, Uruguay coach Fabian Colito played down the player’s withdrawal after insisting it was just precautionary as Torreira flew back to north London to be checked over by Arsenal’s medical staff.

It seems the midfielder is fine as Torreira has been snapped with the rest of the first team squad in training today as Unai Emery and his coaching staff prepare for Saturday’s clash with Newcastle.

Emery took to Twitter to upload a photo of the squad in training today – and Torreira can be seen standing on the left near Nacho Monreal.

It’s a relief that Torreira’s injury wasn’t serious and I hope we now see him make his full debut this weekend. He’s been eased in to action by Emery following his summer move from Sampdoria but it’s time he started.

The South American has impressed off the bench in recent weeks and with Granit Xhaka’s form inconsistent and Matteo Guendouzi still learning the ropes, I think Emery would be mad not to make Torreira the focal point of our midfield.

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One Comment

  1. DarlingbudsofArse

    September 12, 2018 at 6:31 am

    I’ve already given up on Unai Emery as he seems hellbent on playing with fire 🔥. Why consistently play Granit Xhaka when he is consistently poor? Why if you want us to play from the back do you insist on leaving a GK of Leno’s ilk for whom you bought for that same purpose, always on the bench? Why leave Lacazette on the bench when everyone knows how potent a strike force he makes with Aubameyang?
    If you play with fire 🔥 Mr. Emery, it will burn you eventually. Why put yourself under uncalled for pressure in the beginning of your Arsenal tenure? You’ve already lost me but there’s hope of getting me back if you start doing the right things.

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