Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has spoken out on his future and refused to rule out a January exit.

Torreira, who opened up on how he preferred life in Italy sparking speculation over his future in the summer, has been tipped to head back to Serie A.

His agent, Pablo Bentancur, recently suggested a tactical change by Unai Emery to push him into a more advanced role meant he was "no longer at ease" with Napoli and AC Milan linked with a move.

The Uruguayan, who has started just four of Arsenal's 12 Premier League matches this season, has now addressed his future in north London.

And although he refused to get drawn on any specific speculation, he admitted he will have to "see what will happen" when the January window opens.

Lucas Torreira has refused to rule out an Arsenal transfer exit

Speaking to Uruguayan radio station Sport860 , Torreira said: "Today Arsenal needs me to be focused.

"I can’t start talking about another team.

"I need to be focused and when the transfer window arrives we will see what will happen.

"I don’t know what can happen in the future."

The South American also reiterated his desire to play for Argentinian giants Boca Juniors at some stage in his career.

Torreira has been moved to a more advanced role under Emery this season

“I don't know what can happen in the future. But I wish I could play in Boca. It's a dream that I have for what that institution represents,” he added.

Agent Bentancur did little to dispel rumours of an exit in a recent interview as he discussed his unhappiness at Emery's tactical switch.

"Anything is possible in football," Bentancur told Radio Marte. "Torreira is happy at Arsenal, although the change in role has not made him happy.

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"It must be said that this year the whole team is not doing well. But I believe Arsenal wants to keep him."

In a further interview, Bentancur told Calciomercato : "I must say that the change of role has penalised him sharply.

"He is no longer at ease and we hope that things can change.”