Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has refused to comment on speculation about his future, saying it would be disrespectful to the club.
The midfielder has managed 15 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners this season, with nine of those coming in the Premier League.
He’s started in just four of those league games though and is yet to manage a full ninety minutes in a league game this season.
It’s sparked suggestions that he is unhappy at Arsenal and may be looking to make a move in the January transfer window.
His agent added fuel to the fire with recent comments stating that his client was unhappy with certain aspects of his current situation.
Torreira has now refused to respond to those claims, insisting discussions will only be held once January arrives.
“There is always talk about another team, but I want to be honest,” he told Tiempo de Fútbol.
“I am not able to talk to another team or speak about another team. I would be disrespecting the team and the entire institution.
“Arsenal, from the first moment I arrived, showed me a lot of love and I really love them. I also have a good relationship with the fans.
“Now, 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’ll see what happens.”
The Gunners currently find themselves sixth in the table having managed just four wins from their first 12 games of the season.
They sit eight points outside of the top four, a situation that has heaped pressure on Unai Emery and his squad.
A run of one win in their last five games has also caused concern, but Torreira has urged fans to take a long-term look at things.
“The results are not very positive lately, and we are moving away from the Champions League, which is one of the goals for this season,” he added.
“The important thing to remember is that the season is long and there is still a long way to go. We have to make up the difference to the top teams.
“On Saturday we have the opportunity to play at home, and we have to win three points in this game and then the games afterwards. This would be good for the growth of the whole team.”