Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has revealed that he is not bothered of not being included in Unai Emery’s starting XI.
The 22-year-old, who joined the Gunners this summer from Sampdoria, was expected to impress immediately at the Emirates stadium.
But the Uruguay international has been named on the bench in three Premier League games with Emery prefers to start youngster Matteo Guendouzi over him.
However, Torreira, who cost Arsenal £26m, has admitted he just wants to help the team in any way possible.
Asked if his performance in the second half of the 3-1 win over West Ham might secure him a start next time out, Torreira told Arsenal’s official website: “Let’s hope so!”
“You train hard, you give your all and you want to improve. I want to start but any time I get on is very important for me.”
“For me, the best thing is to be able to help my team, as I did today coming on in the second half, and we were able to get the win for our fans, who really deserve it.”
“I’m really happy. It’s all very new for me because I’ve come from a different type of league.”
“The climate is different here and the way of life too, but I’m settling in nicely and training hard – the sessions are different too. The confidence will grow with every game, so that’s great.”