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Arsenal midfielder Torreira: Personal Emery call convinced me

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira admits manager Unai Emery was key to his move this summer.

Torreira agreed to leave Sampdoria for Arsenal after the World Cup.

And Torreira has now explained how Emery convinced him to chance his arm in English football.

The Arsenal star said: "Well, everything about Arsenal came out before the World Cup.

"When I was preparing to go to the World Cup with my country, with Uruguay, I received a call from the boss.

"I had already had a talk with my agent who told me about the idea of Arsenal, and I was very happy because when I was in Italy, I never imagined being able to come to the Premier League.

"There was rumours of many Italian teams, this ended up surprising me honestly, and when I received the call from the boss I was very happy.

"When I went to the World Cup, I knew that whatever happened I was going to sign for Arsenal.

"So I was with a calm head, free, and luckily I had a great World Cup with my country."

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