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Lucas Torreira in tears after being hooked in Arsenal Europa League final defeat

Lucas Torreira summed up the feelings of an entire fanbase as he struggled to fight back the tears on the Arsenal bench in Baku.

The Uruguayan midfielder was sacrificed in the 66th minute with the Gunners 3-0 down to Chelsea in the final of the Europa League.

He appeared emotional as he trudged towards the touchline to be replaced by Alex Iwobi before letting it all out as he took his seat in the dugout.

Lucas Torreira makes his way to the touchline as he is substituted on Wednesday night

Lucas Torreira makes his way to the touchline as he is substituted on Wednesday night

The Uruguayan was hooked with Arsenal already 3-0 down and only 25 minutes left

The Uruguayan was hooked with Arsenal already 3-0 down and only 25 minutes left

He slumped into his chair with his head hanging down and staring at the floor as Arsenal’s Europa League dream slipped through their fingers.

They went on to lose 4-1 with substitute Iwobi’s stunning strike proving nothing more than a consolation.

After an even first-half it looked like Wednesday night’s final would go down to the wire.

Torreira was in tears as he came to terms with Arsenal's collapse in the second-half

Torreira was in tears as he came to terms with Arsenal’s collapse in the second-half

But Maurizio Sarri’s side ended up running away with it with a stunning second-half display as Arsenal collapsed.

Olivier Giroud headed the Blues ahead with a brilliant stooping header before Pedro’s clinical finish found the bottom corner.

Eden Hazard added a brace, the first from the penalty spot and the second after an innovative one-two with Giroud. 

Original article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7084451/Lucas-Torreira-tears-hooked-Arsenal-Europa-League-final-defeat.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

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