Lucas Torreira played just 45 minutes of Uruguay’s 4-1 win over Mexico (Picture: SIPA USA/PA Images)
Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of Lucas Torreira after the summer signing from Sampdoria was substituted at half time during Uruguay’s 4-1 win over Mexico.
Playing their first match since a World Cup quarter final defeat at the hands of eventual champions France, Uruguay sauntered to a convincing victory with Jose Gimenez and Luis Suarez among the goalscorers.
Torreira started in central midfield but was withdrawn at the break, replaced by former Middlesbrough forward Christian Stuani, and was pictured with an ice pack covering his left leg.
Having arrived back late following his exploits at the World Cup, Torreira has been gently eased into the first team fold by new Arsenal manager Unai Emery.
Torreira has made substitute appearances in each of Arsenal’s four Premier League games so far and is honing in on a first start after he made a decisive contribution in last weekend’s 3-2 victory over Cardiff, providing the assist for Alexandre Lacazette’s late winner.
Arsenal travel to St James’ Park next weekend to face Newcastle, who are without a win so far and crashed out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of Championship side Nottingham Forest.