Lucas Torreira is now officially back with the Arsenal squad after his extended holiday came to an end. And it didn’t take long before Unai Emery decided to give him his first minutes before the start of the new Premier League season.
The Uruguayan midfielder took to the Camp Nou pitch to face Barcelona in the Joan Gamper Trophy clash that saw the Catalans clinch a narrow 2-1 victory over the Gunners.
Still, it was a good game and Arsenal were even in the driving seat after the first 45 minutes but couldn’t keep the Blaugrana at bay in the second part of the match.
Torreira quickly took to Instagram to share his first snaps back with the squad and playing some football.
The Uruguayan has also participated in this year’s iteration of the Copa America with his nation and that’s why he returned to training later than most. Unfortunately, Uruguay were eliminated in the quarter-finals by the eventual finalists Peru.
Torreira himself played three of the total four games throughout the tournament but he was sadly unable to help his country to glory.
The 23-year-old midfielder had a decent 2018/19 season with the Gunners, as well.
He played a total of 50 games across all competitions and managed to contribute with two goals and a total of five assists in the process.