It’s the news we’ve been waiting for. BBC Sport’s David Ornstein has confirmed Lucas Torreira is close to joining Arsenal.

Weeks have gone by and teasing snippets of news have inched Lucas Torreira closer and closer to an Arsenal move, yet nothing concrete has emerged. Now, the most trusted source of Arsenal news has all but confirmed that the Uruguayan is all set for a medical at London Colney.

Ornstein tweeted; “Arsenal hope to complete Lucas Torreira deal next week. Agreed with Sampdoria & 22yo. Medical + signing imminent - depends if he flies straight from #WorldCup to London or via #URU Finishes 1st team recruitment but a younger player for future also likely before window shuts #AFC"

This almost certainly rubberstamps Torreira’s move to The Emirates. Ornstein’s success rate when it comes to Arsenal transfer activity is the main reason he is so well thought of within the Arsenal fanbase. So this latest development will fill us all with optimism.

Not least because we have all been watching the midfielder’s exploits for his country in the World Cup. torreira has shown he is a combative player with a fantastic ability to win the ball and then link play between defence and attack. He is a tidy passer too, but it is his tenacity and will to win that has thrilled us Gooners.

Uruguay have now exited the tournament at the hands of France, and this also means that the move is even closer to being completed - as the player wished to complete his international exploits before thinking about his club future.

Unai Emery will have that midfielder that Arsenal have needed for quite some time. It may take a while for the diminutive centre man to adapt to Premier League levels, but Torreira has given everyone who has watched him the confidence to suspect he is the player who could well be the missing link for our team,

This latest news from Ornstein is great news. Keep your eyes on The Arsenal Review for the latest developments.