Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira has the tattoo of childhood club crest to remind him of his rocky road to Premier League.
Gunners' summer signing, who has proved to be an integral part of Unai Emery's team, hides beneath his sock's right leg a tattoo that tells the story of his rocky road to the Emirates.
Arsenal's industrious midfielder, the man they paid Sampdoria £26.4million for, has proved to be the component missing from their artillery.
Not since Gilberto Silva has the North London club had someone so capable of screening a defence like Torreira.
Yet Torreira is also a man of gratitude, and the ink on his calf proves just that.
It is Torreira's boyhood club Institucion Atletica 18 de Julio, from Fray Bentos in Uruguay – the city made famous for making corned beef.
Having taken his first steps in football in the city, Torreira headed for the capital Montevideo as he looked to make it as a professional footballer.
But Torreira's arranged accommodation suddenly fell through, leaving the 14-year-old homeless.
Luckily for him, his former club stepped in to help him out.
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Torreira's talent inevitably saw him rapidly rise to the top.
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