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'I had a lot of personal problems and my family also suffered': Lucas Torreira opens up on his struggle to settle at Arsenal and underlines his desire to turn his Atletico Madrid loan into a permanent switch

Lucas Torreira has revealed he was miserable at Arsenal, admitting he and his family 'suffered' in north London, after moving to Atletico Madrid on loan.

The Uruguayan joined Arsenal in 2018 and was an immediate hit, forging a good relationship with the Gunners faithful and playing 50 times in his debut season under Unai Emery.

But he struggled to carve out a regular first-team spot under new boss Mikel Arteta and was sent to the LaLiga side in a temporary switch earlier this month, with Atletico's Thomas Partey moving the other way in a separate £45million move.