Lucas Torreira REJECTED Gunners medical in surprise revelation

Arsenal Transfer News Lucas Torreira set to miss Premier League opening game

Torreira had postponed a decision on his future until after the World Cup and following Uruguay's exit from the competition, the deal has progressed.

Sampdoria are reportedly considering Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula to replace Arsenal-bound Lucas Torreira.

And his current team, Sampdoria, agreed a £25million fee with Arsenal for a transfer during the competition in Russian Federation.

The BBC claims Emery could yet add an unheralded young player to the squad having missed out on PSG's Yacine Adli.

However, despite all of the speculation, the transfer is yet to be confirmed.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Torreira's father said: "It is as good as a fact that Lucas will join Arsenal".

Arsenal Transfer News Lucas Torreira set to miss Premier League opening game
GETTY Arsenal Transfer News Lucas Torreira is set to join the Gunners today

"Arsenal offered to do the medical examinations in Russian Federation but we decided against it because we felt it's inconvenient, it is not the right time".

Unai Emery's overhaul of the Arsenal squad looks to have picked up pace as the highly-rated French youth worldwide Matteo Guendouzi is close to joining the club from Lorient in a £7M deal.

New Gunners head coach Unai Emery has already signed Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus, goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen and Greece centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund.

The 22-year-old's country are in the quarter-finals of the competition and he will hope to be involved when they take on France in Nizhny Novgorod today (3pm).

Arsenal begin their pre-season campaign at non-league Boreham Wood on July 14.

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