Unai Emery provides update on Lucas Torreira

Lynette Rowe
September 22, 2018

Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira is a major doubt for the Gunners ahead of Everton visit after limping off in his full Arsenal debut against Vorskla on Thursday night.

Arsenal's next opponents are Everton, another team that have struggled defensively so far, and they will be hoping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can take advantage of that weakness, especially after the striker rediscovered his scoring form with two goals against Vorskla. "It's clear, we want them to score".

The Gunners won the fourth match in a row against Vorskla in the Europa League on Thursday night, with Iwobi impressing on the left side of the attack.

"He and Alexandre Lacazette need to justify their transfer fees, while Danny Welbeck can help by pressurising them from the bench".

"Like I said, we are buying in to new ideas so it will take a bit of time but we're slowly getting there. I will work every day hard to play more games".

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Speaking to BT Sport as quoted by the Daily Star, Emery said: "Each match we play, I am responsible for the group and for Torreira also, today I think it is better [for Lucas] to leave the match".

"But now the [priority] for us is a good performance and we spoke with every player, and with this situation with the goalkeepers, [we spoke] to explain the situation at the moment and continue working for each match to give us the performance".

"For us it is very important to start this competition with this victory". "On Sunday I think we will have big options to choose the best first XI".

"There are a lot of things that can be done but the clubs have to address this because watching football matches in half-empty stadiums doesn't work for anybody".

The visitors pulled one back in the 77th minute through Volodimir Chesnakov and the Ukrainian side added another in the injury time of the 90th minute through Vyacheslav Sharpar to end the match at 4-2.

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