Pictures: Torreira in Arsenal colours – Gooner Republic

Pictures: Torreira in Arsenal colours

Lucas Torreira became our fourth signing of the summer when he joined the club from Sampdoria on Tuesday.

The Uruguayan international took part in a photoshoot at London Colney and our club photographers sent back these images:

Having only played three times for Uruguay before the World Cup, Lucas Torreira quickly proved himself a key component of the side as they reached the quarter-finals.

The midfielder’s tigerish displays were indicative of a side fired by the ‘garra charrua’ – a phrase used in his homeland to represent their unique spirit and tenacity.

This is what Lucas told us about what it means to him:

When people think of Uruguay they think of the ‘garra charrua’. Can you explain to us what that means, what that represents?

It’s a bit complicated to explain what the ‘garra charrua’ is. It is a way of living football, it is the way all Uruguayans grow up, it is the way we play football in our neighbourhoods. The ‘garra charrua’ is inside every Uruguayan. It is a bit difficult to explain.

Why is the ‘garra charrua’ so important to you?

Because ‘garra charrua’ means that we give all we have inside. We give all we have to our football, our jersey and our country. We do our best because every time we enter the pitch we represent our family and friends, the most important people for us.

Rest of this and the photos can be seen on Arsenal official site.

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