Arsenal complete Lucas Torreira signing from Sampdoria

Arsenal complete Lucas Torreira signing from Sampdoria

Arsenal teased the announcement with a social media video before announcing the deal themselves on Monday.

However, it remains unclear whether Torreira will be available for the start of the Premier League season.

Torreira figures to replace Jack Wilshere who chose not to re-sign with his boyhood club after his contract expired, and instead joined West Ham on Monday.

Torreira becomes Arsenal fourth signing of the summer.

Having made 30 appearances in all competitions for Lorient and is confident of making an impact in north London with a playing style that he hopes will suit the club.

Lucas Torreira has signed for Arsenal from Sampdoria amd will wear the No 11 shirt.

'He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing.

France edges Belgium to reach World Cup final
I would have preferred to have Henry on our side, to give me and the other French forwards advice, but I am not too jealous". Not scoring the first goal meant it was always going to be hard with the way that France were set up.

Arsenal head coach Emery: "We are delighted Matteo is joining us".

Grit and a splash of cynicism has deserted Arsenal at crucial moments in Champions League knockout contests and at the homes of top six rivals in recent years.

"I am used to coping with this kind of thing in the best possible way. Winning silverware, as I said, is very important to me and winning things here at Arsenal would be incredible".

Torreira, who had been at Sampdoria for three years, said he did not feel nervous about the challenge awaiting him in playing at one of England's most historic clubs.

"I want to win titles, titles, titles".

The defensive midfielder will join new arrivals Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos for preseason training after a short summer break.

The Greece global who has been heavily linked with the Premier League side since new manager Unai Emery took over has finally penned a deal.

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