Unai Emery has reportedly given Lucas Torreira a series of videos of his own performances in a bid to get the midfielder playing better when he could simply play him in his preferred position instead.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal pats Lucas Torreira of Arsenal on the back after being sent off during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Wembley Stadium on March 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal pats Lucas Torreira of Arsenal on the back after being sent off during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Wembley Stadium on March 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

According to a report in Saturday’s Daily Mail, Unai Emery has handed the midfielder videos of his best performances in an Arsenal shirt in a bid to get him back to top form. But even a monkey knows that he’s being played out of position and that is why he has not been able to play his usual game.

Torreira’s agent even spoke about it over the international break.

Unsurprisingly, playing in his preferred position, Torreira starred for his country.

It is not about form, it is about trying to use a sledgehammer as a butter knife.

No amount of videos will fix that.

Daily Mail, 23 November 2019
Daily Mail, 23 November 2019

You’ll notice in that snippet from the Mail above that they also quote Torreira as saying “When the transfer window arrives we will see what will happen,” in an attempt to portray him as unsettled and seeking a move away.

While his agent did his best to portray the 23-year-old’s happiness at Arsenal, when you read the full quotes from Torreira, he doesn’t exactly do his best to squash rumours he wants to leave…

His agent also expressed Torreira’s unhappiness at being played out of position.

But sure, Unai, give him some more videos….that’ll help.

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