Arsenal fans will be enjoying the club’s business so far this summer as new boss Unai Emery looks to build a squad capable of breaking back into the top four of the Premier League.
Having already signed goalkeeper Bernd Leno and right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, Arsenal now look set to finalise deals for Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund and Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria.
Italian Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted that the deal for Torreira was done and all that was left was for the Uruguayan to have his medical at The Emirates.
Torreira is a diminutive central-midfielder who can break up opposition attacks whilst also being comfortable on the ball and able to create chances for his own side.
The defensive side of his game, offering protection to a back four, is certainly what Arsenal fans have been crying out for in their midfield for recent years.
Gunners’ fans on Twitter have been buzzing about his impending move from Italy. Check out some of their best reactions here…
Chuffed with the imminent signing of Lucas #Torreira, just what we’ve needed for over a decade now since the departure of Gilberto Silva. Welcome @LTorreira34. #Arsenal #Uruguay #Sampdoria pic.twitter.com/Qv3dRt90hk
— El Comandante (@ElComandante84) June 29, 2018
sokratis papastathopoulos, stephan lichtsteiner, lucas torreira all done even before the pre season. Good going @Arsenal. Don't stop. Keep it coming.
— Prakash neupane (@Gooner_prakash) June 29, 2018
— -Yahya (@Aubaccuracy) June 29, 2018
Lucas torreira is basically a Santi carzola that can tackle. @Arsenal announce him already
— Abdulrasheed (@abdul_mohd14) June 28, 2018
Announce Torreira https://t.co/hnp36P7mmQ
— Dickson (@calicotrinket) June 29, 2018
Emery is doing bits man, Xhaka new deal, Chambers new deal, Ramsey hopefully signing on, Lichsteiner and Leno done, Sokratis and Torreira to come soon
— 🏴 Ollie 🏴 (@afcollie) June 29, 2018