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Arsenal chiefs ‘furious at Atletico Madrid over their treatment of loanee Lucas Torreira

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Arsenal are ‘furious’ about Lucas Torreira’s lack of game time at Atletico Madrid and could recall the midfielder from the Spanish capital.

Torreira joined Atletico on a season long loan deal in October after being cast into the shadows under Mikel Arteta following a serious ankle injury. 

Having started just two games for Diego Simeone’s side this season, Arsenal chiefs believe Atletico are trying to devalue Torreira’s price tag.   

Arsenal are ‘furious’ about Lucas Torreira's (above) lack of game time at Atletico Madrid

Arsenal are ‘furious’ about Lucas Torreira's (above) lack of game time at Atletico Madrid

Arsenal are ‘furious’ about Lucas Torreira’s (above) lack of game time at Atletico Madrid

Arsenal were under the impression that Torreira would play a major role for Atletico this season.

However, the Uruguay international has started just two league games and featured a total of six times this season.

Four of those appearances came in the Champions League, but Torreira was forced to start each game on the bench.

Torreira joined Atletico after being cast into the shadows at Arsenal following a ankle injury

Torreira joined Atletico after being cast into the shadows at Arsenal following a ankle injury

Torreira joined Atletico after being cast into the shadows at Arsenal following a ankle injury

However, he has only featured six times and started two league games under Diego Simeone

However, he has only featured six times and started two league games under Diego Simeone

However, he has only featured six times and started two league games under Diego Simeone

According to Libertad Digital, Arsenal are ‘furious’ about the situation as they believe Atletico are trying to devalue Torreira’s price tag.

The Uruguayan made 89 appearances for the North London side, scoring four goals and claiming six assists before joining Atletico.

Both clubs agreed on a season long loan deal with no obligation to buy the player that joined Arsenal for £26million in 2018.

However, Arsenal did not know Atletico would look to sign Geoffrey Kondogbia from Valencia last November. As a result, Torreira fell down the pecking order in Simeone’s side. 

Arsenal believe Torreira's treatment is a response to their last-gasp signing of Thomas Partey

Arsenal believe Torreira's treatment is a response to their last-gasp signing of Thomas Partey

 Arsenal believe Torreira’s treatment is a response to their last-gasp signing of Thomas Partey

Arsenal believe Torreira’s treatment is in response to their last-gasp signing of Thomas Partey on deadline day. 

Atletico were said to be livid with Arsenal for meeting Partey’s £45million release clause on the final day of the transfer window with no prior warning. 

However, the Atletico boss has reportedly denied claims that the club are deliberately trying to devaluate Torreira.  

This post first appeared on Dailymail.co.uk

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