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Arsenal midfielder Torreira unhappy in London: Where's the sun?

Arsenal midfielder Torreira unhappy in London: Where's the sun?

Lucas Torreira has admitted struggling to adapt to life in England, possibly casting doubt over his future at Arsenal.

The Uruguayan joined the Gunners last summer for £26m from Serie A side Sampdoria but his latest comments have prompted talk of a swift return to the Italian top flight.

Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb, as quoted by The Sun, is reporting that AC Milan are aiming to try and lure the Uruguay global back to Italy this summer.

Former Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo has been announced as Milan's new manager for the 19/20 season.

For midfield, Torriera has emerged as AC Milan's dream summer signing, according to Sky Italia.

Torreira averaged a pass accuracy of 87.4% in 34 Premier League games including substitute appearances.

The midfielder is now in Brazil preparing to help Urguay's challenge for the Copa America, with their first game against Ecuador on Sunday.

Asked about life in London, Torreira went on: "England?"

Speaking to Uruguyan outlet Ovacion about life in England, Torreira said: "I don't know if there are many things that I enjoy".

I believe there are good reasons to be positive ahead of the new season and while I accept that a lot of my fellow Gooners will disagree with me I hope that they will see the reasoning behind my confidence. England is a completely different world, a very large country. The language [barrier] has stopped me, to be able to relate with my teammates and with the people.

But as Arsenal have no intention of letting the midfielder go just a year after signing him from Sampdoria, the Rossoneri see the deal as a very hard one to do.

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The 23-year-old had a promising debut campaign at Emirates Stadium, making 50 appearances in all competitions and scoring three goals as Arsenal claimed a fifth-place Premier League finish and reach the Europa League final.