Lucas Torreira is a 'bright talent' says Arsenal head coach Unai Emery

Arsenal transfer news Unai Emery Ivan Gazidis

Arsenal transfer news Unai Emery Ivan Gazidis

Arsenal have completed the signing of Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira for a fee of around £25 million from Sampdoria.

Emery replaced Arsene Wenger, who had previously been in charge of Arsenal for the last 22 years.

Arsenal supporters have praised Unai Emery for bringing Lucas Torreira at the Emirates Stadium after they got a glimpse of the performance of the Uruguay global in the World Cup, the Arsenal boss also revealed his excitement on the arrival of the midfielder.

Arsenal have already signed experienced Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Serie A giants Juventus earlier this summer to improve their options at full-back.

The club announced the signing on Tuesday afternoon, with Emery delighted to add Torreira to his squad.

Arsenal have confirmed that they have completed the signing of Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira.

'He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing. "Now I am calm and I look forward to the future, which for sure will be very nice".

"I am used to coping with this kind of thing in the best possible way".

Arsenal said Torreira will take over the No. 11 shirt, which was recently vacated by Mesut Ozil when he switched to No. 10 following Jack Wilshere's departure. It makes me feel comfortable.

Arsenal confirmed this afternoon that the Uruguayan worldwide has joined the club on a long-term contract with the Daily Mail claiming we've paid Sampdoria £25m for his signature.

'I am really looking forward to starting this new adventure.

However, the extent of Torreira's contract was not disclosed by the Premier League side.

Make that four new signings for Unai Emery.

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