Denis Suarez has been brought in on loan from Barcelona until the end of the current season, and Arsenal do have an option to buy him if he impresses during that spell.
We’re all hoping that the 25 year old will add something to our attacking play, and help link up our midfield and forward areas.
We’ve gone back over his career and looked at his stats from the 2014-15 season – one he describes as “my first year playing football at the elite level – my first year in the top division” – right up until now.
DENIS SUAREZ STATS
Denis Suarez stats: 2014-2019
Then there’s this visualisation from Scott which gives a little more depth:
Denis Suárez – 2014-15 to 2018-19 Forward & AM Radar, La Liga Career pic.twitter.com/xW7knXWAOL
— Scott Willis (@oh_that_crab) January 29, 2019
In his welcome interview with the official website, he describes his best quality as his final ball, and he’s more of a creator than a goal scorer. Certainly his goal stats over the course of his career don’t suggest he’s somebody who is all of a sudden going to start banging them in.
It will be interesting to see where exactly Unai Emery is planning on using him, and in what set-up/formation.