Back in London after returning from Uruguay via a solo training camp in Spain, Lucas Torreira now has 11 days to find a new club.
Deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates, the 25-year-old could well be heading back to Italy, where he previously made his name with Pescara and Sampdoria.
The 25-year-old has already been linked with Lazio this summer and there are now rumours that AS Roma, who spent months flirting with Granit Xhaka without making us an indecent proposal, are in the running.
Roma have been on something of a spending spree since Jose Mourinho took over in July with the likes of Tammy Abraham, Eldor Shomurodov, Marias Vina, Rui Patricio, Roger Ibanez and Bryan Reynolds all recruited.
Despite all that, the Giallorossi still want to strengthen the midfield and little Lucas is on the shortlist.
In an ideal world, Arsenal would cut their losses on Torreira, who arrived for £25 million in 2018, by securing a permanent deal but it sounds like we might be open to sending him out on another loan even though his contract ends in 2023.
Torreira spent 2020/21 with Atletico Madrid with whom he secured a La Liga medal off the back of 502 minutes of football.
Arsenal should announce deals for Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale in the next 24 hours and will then turn attention to offloading a number of fringe and wantaway players, including Sead Kolasinac, Reiss Nelson, Hector Bellerin, Willian and Eddie Nketiah.