Unai Emery says Torreira did not say goodbye to him at Arsenal

Unai Emery says Torreira did not say goodbye to him at Arsenal

Unai Emery has named Lucas Torreira as the only player who failed to say goodbye to him when he was sacked as Arsenal manager.

The Spaniard was kicked out at Arsenal in November 2019 after Arsenal's poor form in all competitions this season.

He was actually replaced with Freddie Ljungberg who was appointed on interim capacity, but he was unable to change the fortune of Arsenal which forced the club to hire Mikel Arteta.

Torreira was a mainstay of Emery's plans in his first season following a £27 million move from Sampdoria in 2018.

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While speaking with Guillem Balague, Emery spoke about his sack at Arsenal and also made some statements about Lucas Torreira.

“It all happened on a Friday morning I was told. We said goodbye to the footballers.

“I told Raul that I’d prefer the footballers to come to me individually instead of me going to the changing room and making a speech.

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“And they all came, apart from Lucas Torreira. He couldn’t make it but left us a message.

“He was receiving a massage at that moment but all the players came. I also got messages from Koscielny and from Welbeck and I thank them all. But now is the time to go home,'' he explained.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are currently occupying 12th position on the Premier League standings with 24 points after 20 games played this season.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how two late goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham inspired Chelsea to a dramatic comeback in Sunday's Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.

The Blues ran off with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal having trailed for the most part of the match before the Brazilian-Italian midfielder leveled up for the visitors.

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