Lucas Torreira impressed as the final Arsenal participant in this international break, despite Uruguay's damaging defeat on Friday.
Lucas Torreira believes his difficulties at Arsenal cost him a spot in the most recent Uruguay squad, but he argues it could be for the best.
With Bukayo Saka's return this week, Arsenal are waiting for just two senior players to make their comebacks, and the most bemusing one is Lucas Torreira.
Lucas Torreira has returned home to Uruguay to be with his family after his mother was admitted to intensive care with Covid-19.
Lucas Torreira caught the eye with a strong performance for Uruguay against Argentina on Monday, getting involved impressively in the opening goal.
A number of the Arsenal squad have headed out on international duty over the current break, so let's have our usual look at when they'll all be in action.
The international break is underway again, so let's take a look at the Arsenal players set to be involved for their countries.
Lucas Torreira missed Uruguay's second match of the international break against the USA on Wednesday morning, after picking up a knock in their opening game victory over Costa Rica.
Lucas Torreira requested to come off just before half-time against Costa Rica on Saturday morning, after picking up a knock.
Lucas Torreira showed off some silky skills for his country at the Copa America as Uruguay drew 2-2 with Japan.
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has been named in the Uruguay squad for the China Cup later this month, which they'll take part in along with three other national teams.
Brazil face Uruguay at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night, with a myriad of top-class talents expected to feature for both sides.
Arsenal fans can breathe a sigh of relief after it was revealed that Lucas Torreira was substituted at half-time against Mexico as a precaution.
Just as it looked as if Lucas Torreira might return from this international break as an Arsenal starter, the Uruguayan picked up a knock while playing for his country.
Lucas Torreira admits Arsenal wanted him to do a medical in Russia, but he decided against it, preferring to focus on Uruguay until the World Cup was over.
Lucas Torreira's father says his son will have a medical in London after the World Cup, as the Uruguayan's transfer to Arsenal looks more and more certain to happen.
Arsenal will finalise the signing of Lucas Torreira in the coming week, according to reports, with the announcement to come when Uruguay conclude their World Cup campaign.
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