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Lucas Torreira sends honest message to Arsenal boss Unai Emery

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Lucas Torreira has admitted that he wants a more regular spot in the Arsenal starting line-up under Unai Emery.

The Uruguay international has been in and out of the Gunners team so far this season and he has made seven appearances in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old has only started twice in the Premier League for the north London side this season and he will clearly be hoping to hold down a more regular spot in the first team in the coming weeks and months.

Torreira has made a total of nine appearances in all competitions for the Gunners this term, scoring one Premier League goal so far.

The midfielder has now admitted that he wants to be playing more regularly and he has vowed to get his head down and work hard to impress Gunners boss Emery.

Speaking in an interview quoted by the Daily Express, Torreira said: “I don’t know whether I’d say it’s frustrating.

“All players want to play, they obviously want to be in the starting XI – that’s completely normal. But that’s not something that depends on me.

“It’s down to the coach to make those decisions and really I have to respect that. Right now it’s about not giving up.

“You have to continue working hard and whether I’m playing in the starting XI or from the bench I want to give my all for the team. That’s the kind of player I am.

“I like to give 100 per cent for the shirt to help my team-mates and to give the fans something to cheer about.”

Torreira will be hoping to be involved when Arsenal return to Premier League action after the international break with a trip to Sheffield United.

The Gunners currently find themselves in third place in the Premier League table after David Luiz’s goal handed them a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth at The Emirates last weekend.

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