Lucas Torreira says he will not give up on reclaiming a starting place in the Arsenal team.
The Uruguayan has seen his playing time dramatically chopped having started only two Premier League games this season.
Torreira impressed in a slightly more advanced role when Arsenal met Frankfurt in the Europa League last month.
The 3-0 win prompted Unai Emery to recognise the potential Torreira has in the hole. However, the 23 year-old has gone on to start just two more times since.
Instead, the midfielder has seen Dani Ceballos, Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka regularly getting the nod ahead of him.
‘I don’t know whether I’d say it’s frustrating,’ Torreira told reporters about his recent slip down the pecking order (via Metro Sport).
‘All players want to play, they obviously want to be in the starting XI – that’s completely normal. But that’s not something that depends on me.
‘It’s down to the coach to make those decisions and really I have to respect that. Right now it’s about not giving up.
‘You have to continue working hard and whether I’m playing in the starting XI or from the bench I want to give my all for the team. That’s the kind of player I am.
‘I like to give 100 per cent for the shirt to help my team-mates and to give the fans something to cheer about.’