While Torreira was a regular feature under previous Gunners boss Unai Emery, he has increasingly been used as a substitute under Arteta.

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After struggling to find a foothold in Mikel Arteta's Arsenal side, midfielder Lucas Torreira is expected to leave the Emirates behind him.

Speaking to Sport 890, the 24-year-old said he 'would respect' any decision to sell him.

“Today I need to think about my future very well.

“I have a contract with the club and I have to respect it, obviously, if I have to leave it will be for the best.

“We have to be calm and wait.”

Italy beckons for Torreira

The Uruguayan, who was signed from Serie A side Sampdoria by Arsenal for 26 million euros two seasons ago, could be on his way back to the Italian championship, as he has been linked with both AC Milan and Torino.

TuttoMercatoWeb has claimed that Arsenal will be reinvesting any funds they receive from selling Torreira into possibly going after AS Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara.

As per the Italian publication, while the club has 'tested the waters' for the Guinean, their prime focus will be to re-sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a new deal as well as signing a free transfer of Willian from Chelsea.

While Torreira was a regular feature under previous Gunners boss Unai Emery, he has increasingly been used as a substitute under Arteta.

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