Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that midfielder Lucas Torreira was substituted in the 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace yesterday due to a muscle injury.
The Uruguayan international was replaced by Matteo Guendouzi at half time versus the Eagles, with Arteta stating the player will undergo an assessment from the medical staff before a timeframe on his return is set:
“It’s a muscle injury. We will have to assess it with the doctors tomorrow or the day after then we will know more. When Matteo came on he was really good but obviously he (Torreira) has been in good form and given us a lot. But I had to get him off because he wasn’t feeling good.”
As Arteta mentioned, Torreira has been a key part of the mini-revival under the Spaniard since his appointment as Gunners boss last month.
The 23-year-old played the full 90 minutes in Arteta’s first three league games in charge, and he will be missed if he is sidelined for an extended period of time.
Torreira has not actually suffered a major injury since joining from Sampdoria in 2018, and he has been pretty much fit and available for the whole of his 18-month stay at the Emirates. He has made 76 appearances during his spell at Arsenal so far.