The Uruguayan ankle-biter was a big hit in his first season under Unai Emery, looking like an absolute snip at £26 million and giving Gunners fans the tenacious, ball-winning enforcer they have craved since the heady days of Gilberto Silva.
But, for whatever reason, Emery has decided to either use Torreira in a rather ill-fitting advanced role or leave him out altogether during a miserable start to the 2019/20 campaign for both player and manager.
The 23-year-old has started just three Premier League games so far and, according to TMW, he has grown tired with life on the sidelines. A meeting has apparently been scheduled in which a potential January exit will be discussed.
Torreira, the report adds, was linked with a move to Milan almost on a daily basis over the summer, though that was when Marco Giampaolo was still in charge at the San Siro.
Torreira’s former Sampdoria boss has since been replaced by Stefano Pioli in the Rossoneri hot-seat, so it remains to be seen whether or not the perennial Serie A underachievers are still interested in offering him an escape route.
And should the popular Torreira pack his bags before Emery, that will only increase the anti-Unai feeling amongst large sections of the Gunners support.
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