Lucas Torriera was replaced at halftime during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon and it’s not yet clear how long Arsenal could be without him for.
Speaking to the press in the aftermath of what was a frustrating afternoon that saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rightly sent off for a dangerous tackle while Crystal Palace were allowed to kick at will, Arteta was asked about why he’d made the half-time change.
“He’s given us a lot but I had to get him off because he wasn’t feeling good,” Arteta said.
“It’s a muscle injury. We’ll have to assess it with the doctors tomorrow. We will know more the day after.”
This has, of course, led to a lot of speculation but until the club actually assess the player, we won’t know for sure. We don’t even know how he picked up the injury, where it is, is it a strain? A pull? A tear? A bruise?
Generally when a club waits until the following day to asses an injury that means there is swelling involved, but again it doesn’t tell you how much.
Everything you’re reading at the minute is speculation until the club confirm the exact nature of Lucas Torreira’s injury.