Arsenal star picks up injury on international break ahead of Watford clash

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Arsenal star Lucas Torreira could miss their Premier League clash with Watford this weekend.

Lucas Torreira picked up an injury while on international duty, with the Arsenal star a doubt to face Watford on Sunday.

The midfielder started in Uruguay’s clash with Costa Rica, however, Torreira was taken off just before half time.

It was claimed the 23-year-old asked to come off after picking up a knock.

Uruguay faced the United States on Wednesday but Torreira wasn’t in the squad.

Their official Twitter account confirmed Torreira is suffering from ‘muscular discomfort’.

“Due to muscular discomfort, Lucas Torreira and Darwin Nunez are not available,” they Tweeted.

Torreira will now travel back to Arsenal to be checked over before their trip to Watford on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners have had a decent start to the season, with Arenal winning two and drawing one of their opening four games.

However, despite their impressive start, Unai Emery believes Arsenal’s new signings need to adapt quicker to their new surroundings.

The Gunners broke their club-record transfer fee to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille for £72million.

Arsenal also brought in Dani Ceballos, on loan from Real Madrid, left-back Kieran Tierney, David Luiz and young Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli.

“First we need to improve the adaptation of the different players who have come here in the last moments,” Emery told the official Arsenal website.

“Also we need to improve in our way. For example, I think we can continue being very offensive with a lot of important offensive players.

“We also want to take the balance defensively to be strong and I think the first four matches allowed us to show our first characteristic – to be be offensive.

“Maybe we need to continue working to create a balance defensively in some moments and also tactically when making some decisions.

“But really the most important thing is how we can show our support and our energy, our spirit.

“We want to win each match but also to show them our speed, our energy playing with intensity.

“I think we are working to do that in our way, in our target of giving them a big characteristic for us. We want to play with energy.”

Arsenal travel to Watford on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League (4:30pm kick off)

 

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