Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 7 Aug 2020 4:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link423Shares Advertisement Torreira has fallen out of favour (Picture: Getty Images)In an interview with Uruguyuan radio station Sport890, Torreira hinted he could be set to depart the Emirates.‘Today I need to think about my future very well,’ he said.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I have a contract with the club and I have to respect it, obviously, if I have to leave it will be for the best.‘We have to be calm and wait.’MORE: Barcelona the only threat to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing new Arsenal dealMORE: Arsenal could risk losing Mikel Arteta if they don’t back him in the transfer market, says David SeamanFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Lucas Torreira drops Arsenal exit hint amid AC Milan interest Torreira could be on his way out of the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)Lucas Torreira has opened the door to his Arsenal exit by insisting he needs to have a think about his future at the club.The defensive midfielder has struggled for consistent game time this season under both Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta.Torreira was played by Emery in the No.10 role at the dismay of many Gunners supporters.After suffering an ankle injury in March, he now appears to have fallen down the pecking order in Arsenal’s midfield.ADVERTISEMENTGranit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos have been Arteta’s preferred partnership, while Matteo Guendouzi was also ahead of the Uruguyan before he was frozen out of the squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementAccording to The Telegraph, Torreira could be sold to raise funds for the club’s summer transfer targets.AC Milan are believed to be the frontrunners for his signature and are monitoring the 24-year-old’s situation.
Pearson, who was asked for his observations, has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond but, speaking prior to the announcement of the charge, said he wanted to focus on Manchester City. He said: “My observations are my observations. I’m not going to waste my energy with those sorts of matters in all honesty. “I think last week I said as much as I want to say on that subject and, regardless of what happens, I won’t be saying too much more on it now. “When things like that happen it’s not something I particularly think is constructive on any level. Things happen and that’s where we are at. “My focus is on this next game and we welcome the champions. It’s a game we will need to be at our best, if not better.” Leicester boss Nigel Pearson admits he faces a transfer rethink after Kasper Schmeichel’s shock injury blow. The goalkeeper was due to have surgery on a broken metatarsal on Friday after suffering the injury in training on Thursday. Schmeichel will miss at least six weeks of the Foxes’ survival fight – starting with Saturday’s visit of Manchester City. Pearson – who has been charged by the Football Association after his touchline row with a fan – will have funds available to try to lift Leicester off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League and will hunt for a new goalkeeper. “Yes, I would have thought so,” he said, when asked if the injury affected his January plans. “If it’s going to be four to six weeks at the earliest then I’ll be considering options certainly. “Do I need extra Premier League quality? The easy answer to that would be to say yes. I know funds will be made available but, as I’ve said many times before, it is not an easy window to operate in because most clubs want to retain their best players. “You can have grand ideas of what you might want to bring in. But it is never straightforward, January is more difficult, there are a few more banana skins. It’s not particularly easy.” Ben Hamer, who has made two appearances this season, keeping a clean sheet in September’s 1-0 win at Stoke, will deputise until Pearson can bring in further cover. The Foxes are four points from the safety line and have not won in 10 games ahead of the visit of the champions to the King Power Stadium. City are three points behind Chelsea and second in the table ahead of Leicester’s first home game since Pearson rowed with a fan. He was involved in a heated exchange with a supporter during the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool last week and has been charged with allegedly using abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator. Press Association