Arsenal star Lucas Torreira has taken to social media to post a highlight clip of some of his best moments from the season to date, after the Gunners revealed that their midfield enforcer has taken a significant step forward in his road to recovery from injury.
Arsenal down Portsmouth
Mikel Arteta’s men visited Fratton Park back in March, for an FA Cup 5th-round tie with Portsmouth.
Arsenal headed into proceedings in search of a bounce-back result, having seen their unbeaten start to 2020 brought to an end in heartbreaking fashion versus Olympiacos the week prior.
And, when all was said and done, this was precisely what the north Londoners managed.
Goals from Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Eddie Nketiah either side of half-time eventually proved the difference between the sides, as Arsenal booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
One blow on an otherwise positive evening for the Gunners, however, came on the personnel front.
With just a quarter of an hour on the clock, a crunching challenge from Portsmouth stopper James Bolton left Lucas Torreira in a heap on the turf.
The seriousness of the Uruguayan’s issue was immediately evident, with Torreira having appeared to be in absolute agony.
As such, after being tended to by the visitors’ medical team, it was quickly decided that the combative midfielder would be unable to continue, with Torreira having been forced off on a stretcher.
It was subsequently confirmed in the matchup’s aftermath that Torreira had suffered an ankle fracture, with a timeline for recovery set between 8 and 10 weeks.
Torreira closing on return
Arsenal’s Uruguayan standout has since, though, missed just a solitary fixture.
This of course comes with English football at a standstill since the middle of March, when COVID-19 began to take its toll on sporting events across the globe.
As outlined above, though, with football now inching towards a return, Torreira is doing likewise.
Arsenal took to social media this week to post a video of the 24-year-old running on the grass again, in a significant step towards a return to full fitness:
— Arsena (@Arsenal) May 12, 2020
Torreira himself, meanwhile, followed up by posting a highlight clip of some of his finest moments of the season so far, as showcased below:
— Lucas Torreira #LT11 (@LTorreira34) May 13, 2020
This article was edited by Josh Barker.