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Lucas Torreira – I’m looking forward to ‘new adventure’ with Arsenal

PUBLISHED: 16:13 10 July 2018

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

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

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Lucas Torreira has signed for Arsenal in a £25 million deal on a five-year contract.

Lucas Torreira has signed for Arsenal from Sampdoria. CREDIT ARSENAL FCLucas Torreira has signed for Arsenal from Sampdoria. CREDIT ARSENAL FC

The wait is finally over. Arsenal have signed Uruguay World Cup star Lucas Torreira from Serie A side Sampdoria in a £25 million deal on a five-year-contract.

Read on for a Q&A with the Uruguay star after he spoke to Arsenal.com on Tuesday afternoon.

How excited are you to be an Arsenal player?

Lucas Torreira has signed for Arsenal. CREDIT ARSENAL FCLucas Torreira has signed for Arsenal. CREDIT ARSENAL FC

I feel very happy. I want to make the most of this opportunity life has given me. I am really looking forward to starting this new adventure.

Arsenal fans have been tracking your flight to London online – what do you think of that?

No, I didn’t know about it, but I am here and I will see them all soon.

For a while I’ve been receiving loads of messages in my social media accounts.

I guess it’s all down to the fact there were talks of me moving to Arsenal even before the World Cup started.

I am very happy and I hope I can meet all the fans very soon.

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

It’s a very positive thing that people want to welcome me. It makes me feel comfortable.

Now I am calm and I look forward to the future, which for sure will be very nice.

How proud are you to represent your country, Uruguay?

I feel very proud of it, it all turned out great for me.

I wasn’t part of the team during the World Cup qualifiers, but eventually I made it to the World Cup.

It was marvellous to experience World Cup moments with the Uruguay squad family. I tried to enjoy the World Cup as much as I could.

Arsenal fans enjoyed the footage of you at the World Cup challenging Cristiano Ronaldo...

That was one of the games I enjoyed the most. We made a terrific effort against Portugal and we ended up winning the game and qualifying for the quarter-finals.

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