Arca: I'm lonely
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Argentinian Under-21 captain has been a big hit at The Stadium of Light, but it is matters off the pitch that have upset him.
He has failed to settle in this country, and misses his family life in South America, he also hates the English weather and says he has no friends.
"I am alone here," said Arca. "My family is in Argentina and I have no friends.
"I train at Sunderland but then go home. I stay there on my own and I don't want to, I need someone with me.
"I find the whole life difficult here, the language is hard to learn. In Argentina I live with my mother, my father, my brother and my sister.
"It is hard because back home my mother does everything for me, here I have to cook for myself and do the cleaning in the house.
"I don't like it, it's not good but I have to do it."
Arca signed for Peter Reid's side for £3.5 million from Argentinos Juniors last summer, and although he says he was eager to play in The Premiership, he does not like being on his own.
"When my agent spoke to me about coming to Sunderland, I thought it was a good opportunity to play against the best in the world.
"But I'm not used to spending so much time on my own, I live in Newcastle because there is a lot more to do.
"It's very cold here as well, I need hot weather."