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