Rumours linking Arsenal to Barcelona’s out of favour attacking midfielder Denis Suarez have been doing the rounds for a couple of days now, and after tonight’s 3-0 win over Blackpool in the FA Cup, Unai Emery didn’t do much to dampen that speculation.
The versatile 24 year old can play on either flank, or in the middle, and he’s a player Unai Emery knows well from his time at Sevilla. He played him 46 times in the 2014-15 season, and with Arsenal in need of reinforcements this month he’s certainly a credible candidate.
There are some suggestions the clubs are discussing a permanent deal worth around €18m, but a loan move might also be a possibility.
Despite saying he didn’t know if the arrival was imminent, he did hint at the deal when asked about transfers following the game at Bloomfield Road this evening.
“I think the club is working on the possibility to bring in some players who can help us during this next four months of competition,” he said.
“It’s a different situation. If the transfer market can help us find a centre back, the possibility to bring them in is not easy because we also have Mavropanos coming back from injury.
“If we have the possibility to sign some important players, we can do it. At left or right wing, perhaps one player can help us in this position.
“We will only sign players who give us quality.”
Sounds a bit familiar, but let’s see what happens this month! In the meantime, why not check out the player ratings from tonight’s game ???