Mikel Arteta has rejected the possibility that Arsenal would remember Lucas Torreira returning to the club early from his loan spell at Atletico Madrid.
The Uruguay international moved to the Spanish side in the summer transfer window on a season-long contract after the Gunners completed a contract to bring in Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.
The 24-year-old midfielder has scored one goal in five La Liga goals for Diego Simeone’s side so far this season, and has made a total of nine appearances in all competitions.
However, the midfielder has only started two games in all competitions for Atletico Madrid after moving to the Spanish club.
Torreira has been linked with a move back to Arsenal in the last few days after he had no playing time at Atletico Madrid.
And the Arteta Gunners boss has denied denying Arsenal’s ability to return to a midfielder in the coming weeks.
Asked about Torreira’s situation, Arteta replied: “Edu has been dealing with that situation, but again, when the market opens up and we have the opportunity to bring in players and get players out, whatever we have to do, we’ll talk about it. ”
Asked directly if that meant Torreira could return to Arsenal in January, Arteta replied: “I can’t comment on that at the moment.”
Arsenal return to action in the Premier League on Saturday when they travel to face Everton at Goodison Park.
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