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Arsenal get opportunity to cash in from this midfielder sale

Timothy Aiyeku

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Lucas Torreira

Arsenal might be cashing in from the sale of some of their players starting from the January winter transfer window to secure the signature of their targets.

The plans of the North London outfit in the last summer transfer window was to sell most of their fringe players and use their fee to bring in most of the targets, but it did not work out as planned because they ended up selling some of them on loan while others remained at the club.

French youngster Matteo Guendouzi and Uruguay international midfielder Lucas Torreira were no longer valuable to manager Mikel Arteta but were both unable to secure permanent moves away from the club. They both went out on loan.

The likes of Sead Kolasinac, Socratis Papa, Calum Chambers, Mesut Ozil who are not needed by the club still remained but are yet to get playing time so far this season.

However, the dividends might be coming in soon with reports that Italian Serie A outfit Torino are considering a move for Lucas Torreira in the January transfer window.

The former Sampdoria midfielder is currently with the Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid after joining them on loan during the last summer transfer window. He claims to be happy under manager Diego Simeone with about seven appearances under his belt but he is already being linked away to Italy.

However, the North London outfit does not have an agreement with Atletico Madrid for an option of a buy in the contract that took Lucas Torreira to Spain which makes him available for sale, anytime the Gunners have an offer for him.

It is therefore understood that the lack of playing time between now and January will decide if the South American midfielder will remain in Spain or move ahead to the Italian Serie A.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.