Arsenal fans have reacted to new comments made by Lucas Torreira’s agent.
Pablo Bentancur has suggested it may be time for his client to leave the Emirates, with the Uruguayan now unsettled.
The star has been used sparingly by Unai Emery this season, with Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka his go-to midfield pairing.
Speaking to Calciomercato, Bentancur said: “I must say that the change of role has penalised him sharply. He is no longer at ease and we hope that things can change.”
Bentancur also added that Torreira still follows Italian football with great interest – which comes after previous comments that there was interest in the summer from AC Milan.
The £26 million signing from Sampdoria (BBC Sport) started off brilliantly for Arsenal following his 2018 transfer, but has tailed off for the Gunners this calendar year.
And it appears now that he might not last much longer at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal fans react
Lots of Arsenal fans reacted with dismay on social media after catching wind of Bentancur’s comments:
And our @Arsenal board are fine with this, it seems. Truly killing our club
— Insert name here (@OliverW10) 18 November 2019
We waited so long for a player like him, and Emery has ruined him
— Connor Cain (@TheConnorCain) 18 November 2019
I don’t get how a manager can come and tell you, don’t play this position yet its what you’re good at and how you’ve been playing all your career. If there isn’t change I hope Torreira leaves. He’s too good to be wasted like that. Emery is a problem. #AFC
— I Am Mutuma (@mutumaMM) 18 November 2019
I saw this coming time ago
— AM7’ 💭 (@PiffAmz) 18 November 2019
Emery is upsetting everyone. Sack him before he completely ruins our club
— El Greco (@AC12603425) 18 November 2019
Torreira’s agent is such a loud mouth lol
— Amy Wambsgans (@amyampaire) 18 November 2019
Not sure on all this Torreira noise. Unless the player says something it could be agents stirring the pot. He does need a run of games and should get that at the base of midfield with Xhaka out. #AFC
— Arsenal Noise (@NoiseArsenal) 18 November 2019
Sees torreira agent said this. Torreira agent said that.
Lol come on , give me a break.
— Ross Mosby (@Wilshere_Sharma) 18 November 2019
It’s a shame the best we see of him is in the international break
— Hassan (@wizzard_of_ozil) 18 November 2019