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Emery allays Torreira injury fears

Unai Emery has allayed the fears of Arsenal fans regarding the fitness of Lucas Torreira following Sunday afternoons victory over Bournemouth.

Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to an impressive 17 games with a 2-1 win on the South coast, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring a second-half winner to take the Gunners within a point of the Premier League top four.

However, as Unai Emery replaced Lucas Torreira in the 79th minute after the Uruguayan had put in a decent performance, Arsenal fans were left fearing that the instrumental midfielder had picked up a knock.

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Speaking after the game though, Emery revealed that the 22-year-old was simply tired from his exertions with his national team.

“He said to us that he was a little tired and that there was a possibility [that he was injured],” Emery said in his post-match press conference.

“He was giving us good balance but also we have to be clever because he played with the national team for two matches and sometimes you need to listen to the player when they sometimes need rest.

“Matteo [Guendouzi] is working very well and also I think we need every player. This change was because we need to give him a rest.”

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