Arteta on the latest on Lucas Torreira

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Arteta on the latest on Lucas Torreira


Mikel Arteta says Lucas Torreira remains “positive” despite sustaining a fractured foot in our Emirates FA Cup win against Portsmouth.

The Uruguay only lasted 13 minutes after picking up the injury at Fratton Park, but our head coach says it is too early to say how long he will be out for.

“He was quite positive this morning,” Arteta said. “I spoke with him and he was in pain. We don't really know exactly the extent of the injury. He needs to see the specialist tomorrow here in London and we will know more about it.

“For sure since I joined, the amount of things that happened [fitness wise] is enormous, but we just have to try to adapt," he added. "It's part of football. It doesn't only happen to us, unfortunately it also happens to many other teams. So we cannot be crying about that. It is what it is.

“Sometimes it's bad luck, sometimes it's part of the game we play and sometimes things that we can avoid and do better as well but it is what it is.”

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