OFFICIAL: Lucas Torreira Joins Arsenal

Uruguay’s Lucas Torreira has officially joined Arsenal, the club has confirmed.

The energetic middleman joined the Gunners from Italian side Sampdoria for a reported fee of £26m.

In July 2015, Lucas signed for Sampdoria, but remained at Pescara for the 2015/16 season to gain further first-team experience, making 29 appearances during the campaign.

He returned to Sampdoria before the 2016/17 season and during his time with ‘La Samp’ made 71 appearances, becoming a first-team regular and an integral part of the side.

Lucas, who will wear the number 11 shirt, has been at the club for a medical and will now have a post-World Cup break and join up with the squad in early August.