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The real reason why Torreira left Arsenal and went to Atletico de Madrid

Torreira's father said that he convinced his son to leave Arsenal as Arteta was an impediment to his personal growth

Mikel Arteta and Lucas Torreira
Mikel Arteta and Lucas Torreira

Lucas Torreira knew how to be one of the most beloved players of the Premier League club Arsenal, but last year Arteta decided that Torreira should no longer be part of the team. His father maintained that Torreira left Arsenal for not getting along with his coach Arteta. Now the Uruguayan has a new opportunity in the Spanish League team Atletico de Madrid.

Lucas Torreira couldn't stand that Arteta left him in the bank for long and decided to go to Atletico de Madrid. The doubts about why he did not play minutes were resolved by the father saying that Arteta did not like the way Torreira played. The reality is that since Wegner left, Torreira has never been a major player at Arsenal again.

Lucas Torreira has the need, according to his father, to show that he is an elite player and for that he needs to be able to play football. Arteta was cutting off that possibility so they decided that his future, while Arteta continues as coach, was outside of Arsenal. In addition, Arsenal is not in a good economic situation, so going to Madrid gave Torreira a very important change of air.

A new challenge was presented to Torreira when Diego Simeone called him and asked him to go to Atletico de Madrid. Following the confirmation of the sale of Torreira, Arsenal asked Atletico de Madrid to sell the player Thomas Partney. With this kind of barter, both clubs were very satisfied.

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