Report: Barcelona and Arsenal break off negotiations over Denis Suarez

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According to a report in El Mundo Deportivo this evening, Arsenal and Barcelona have broken off negotiations over the loan deal for Denis Suarez, and it now appears as if the player will stay in Spain for the rest of the season.

The Gunners were unwilling to commit to a deal which would include a mandatory purchase agreement, something the Catalans were very keen on, but did offer a €2m loan fee.

In order to offset this, Barcelona wanted Suarez to extend his contract before agreeing to the loan, something he was unwilling to do as his current deal expires in 2020, leaving him with just one year to go in the summer and thus more attractive to potential suitors.

Arsenal had been hopeful of bringing in the 25 year old, who has worked with Unai Emery in the past, but unless something changes significantly in the next few days then he will remain a Barcelona player, even if it means he’ll remain on the fringes of their first team.

Emery was keen to a boost a squad which is currently involved in the top four fight, and still in the Europa League. Danny Welbeck, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin have all suffered long-term injuries and there is a need to add some depth, but it now looks as if the Suarez deal is practically dead.

It’s not impossible that Barcelona are looking for a higher loan fee, but it remains to be seen if a club that’s unwilling to spend in January will be willing to meet those demands.

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Charlie Gilmour's Girls
Charlie Gilmour's Girls

Feck. All good news since the chelski win huh?!

Reality check
Reality check

Sky are reporting that “D Suarez has been left out of the Copa del Rey squad amid links to a loan move to Arsenal”.

gooner1981
gooner1981

Mkhitaryan resumes training this week, and ESR should be back pretty soon. Maybe ESR deserves a chance to feature?

papa don't preach
papa don't preach

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is an indirect measure of the degree of inflammation present in the body. It measures the rate of sedimentation of erythrocytes in a tall, thin tube of blood. Results are reported as how many millimetres of clear plasma are present at the top of the column after one hour. Normally, red cells fall slowly, leaving little clear plasma. Increased blood levels of certain proteins, such as fibrinogen or immunoglobulins, which are increased in inflammation, cause the red blood cells to fall more rapidly, increasing the ESR. I’d say give it a shot.

George
George

Couldn’t agree more. Let’s start utilising our academy as much as we can.

santori
santori

LANS

Not.

Red-Sky
Red-Sky

Let’s be real please. Academy players are not good enough for a top 4 race level.
We’re already playing our best academy graduate (AMN), it’s clear he’s well above the rest, and still not convincing.
It’s either buy quality players this window, or goodbye top 4.

It seems quite clear the club is in no hurry for a CL return.

Ross Leach
Ross Leach

waste of fucking time. Hopefully Mislintats delayed leave is because she’s working on some players for us.

Chippy87
Chippy87

Arseblog news somehow missed out on the news of Sven’s sex change for shame… 😛

Jim2wheels
Jim2wheels

I assumed he was being clever – Miss Lintats.

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

Well coined.

Hector’s business partner
Hector’s business partner

Nice. I missed that 😀

Dobby
Dobby

Well we were told the club was going through a transition

Anne Noyd
Anne Noyd

€2,000,001

Arseman
Arseman

I made a very similar joke and after that my comments were moderated briefly for getting too many downvotes 😂
But I guess you landed the joke better than I did. Good on you Sir. Here’s my €1

Red-Sky
Red-Sky

ah, so that’s why mine get moderated a lot 🙂

Jimbo jones
Jimbo jones

#prayforfatgooner

LEFT08
LEFT08

Manager should make sure he gets the best out of Mkhi and Ozil, two top class players, instead of going after unproven barcelona rejects on loan.

KongoKim
KongoKim

like alexis?

LEFT08
LEFT08

Check Alexis’ stats, goals, assists and game time for Barcelona prior to Arsenal move. There is no comparison whatsoever.

KongoKim
KongoKim

True that, but before he arrived (some… Alot actually) arsenal fans saw in him a barca reject.

NYGunner92
NYGunner92

Alexis was Barcelona’s player of the season before he came to Arsenal. He got pushed out because of Suarez.

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

Player of the season? Where was Messi?

Billy Enfield
Billy Enfield

Busy, collecting Ballon D’or. Lol

Gunner fan
Gunner fan

Messi was out injured most of that season. Alexis had a very good season before coming to Arsenal.

historical truth
historical truth

Out most of that season, but still managed to get 28 goals from 31 games in La Liga and 46 goals from 41 games in all competitions..

Petit's Handbag
Petit's Handbag

Not like Alexis is the short answer.

Alex
Alex

Arsenal will try and get Rodriguez, reject of two clubs.

Arsesicky
Arsesicky

He’s got a better shot than ozil on fifa, …so guaranteed 20 goals

Anne Noyd
Anne Noyd

My gran’s got a better shot than ozil.

martin
martin

He’s still the top German scorer in the Premier League

Ronny
Ronny

Will come with any and all stats morphed in any which manner, just to prove Ozil’s proficiency in for my of goal.

Tasmanian Jesus
Tasmanian Jesus

He has a better shot in real life too. Better shot than most of our players actually.

Red-Sky
Red-Sky

Mkhi is no where near world class, have you been watching at all??

santori
santori

NO where near world class you are right.

Some people want to delude themselves.

We should have got Mahrez last Jan.

Instead Mslintat and co backed us into a corner with United and we were forced to take Mhki off of Raiolla.

Fiers d'être Bleus
Fiers d'être Bleus

But we didn’t get Mahrez last january, so what’s the point of going on and on about it?!

H2k
H2k

Even if he is not what fans necessarily wanted, I think a new player would have created a bit of a buzz, so it will be a shame if it does not happen.

If it is off, we have a few weeks left with Sven. Call me mad, but maybe we could bring in someone he had highlighted as an opportunity instead…?

Possession
Possession

Good.

KongoKim
KongoKim

we were never planning with him long term, he was considered as just another body to might fill a gap, wasn’t he?! Why is everyone acting like we missed the chance to sign mbappe on a free? if rambo stays until the of the season which is likely i have no issues with that, due to ramseys working rate.

Rich
Rich

It’s only off until it’s on again.

myrtle
myrtle

A transfer saga for a player we don’t need. Peak Arsenal.

Red-Sky
Red-Sky

We need a winger or 2. That’s very clear.

SayUncle

He is 25 until he is 28, that’s how it works

Vonnie
Vonnie

Who honestly knows? The player seemed keen to come, I don’t know anything about him to be honest so I don’t even know if he’s any good or not. All this messing about trying to get bargain basement loan deals is a bit embarrassing really, if we really want him we should be able to make a plan, surely?

Prkrtr
Prkrtr

FUCK FUCK FUCK off.

Prkrtr
Prkrtr

*This isn’t ideal.

Ausdrexler
Ausdrexler

hhmmm. Seems the club is getting a little tougher on negotiations, which is a good thing. I am not convinced this deal is dead in the water though, its just not the Arsenal way. I wouldnt like the compulsory buy deal either, try before you buy works for me!

I'm 14 again
I'm 14 again

They can try all they want to force our hand into a permanent deal but I hope we don’t budge. We hold the upper hand. If we truly need him, we can play the waiting game a bit. Lad doesn’t sign a new contract and that can drive the price lower. We could go in for a season long loan if he attracts no buyers or prefers to come to us and get him for free if he fits by the end of the next season. Barca can fuck right off, we won’t be bullied.
I hope Raul is thinking that way

Dave Cee
Dave Cee

I agree. It just seems like Barca are being dicks over a player they have no use for. Screw them, look elsewhere if necessary

Comedian
Comedian

Man how I wish for a buy back clause in Sven’s Bayern contract.

KongoKim
KongoKim

Man i really dunno why the mislintat departure feels so important for everybody. I don’t think he did a bad job nor a exceptional good, because I, who follow Arsenal news 24/6(one day a week im passed out of the others), dont have a clear indsight of what he had exactly done. He actually were praised by the people in the Club but arent they susposed to be?! All the new players arrived…except douzi(coz ligue 2)where on everyones radar who watch football. Never heard of torreira before Arsenal? Well then u have no clue. “We don’t buy superstars, we make em” is not down to the mislintat era. Sry i went a bit polemic but im so sick of this moaning about the small things.

KongoKim
KongoKim

Excuse me, one man wasn’t impressed by him: Arsene.

KongoKim
KongoKim

why?

allezkev
allezkev

If this guy was really the dogs, then the club would have agreed to sign him in the summer no problem…

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

To be honest, I wasn’t very impressed with the Denis Suarez signing. I don’t think he’s the kind of player we really need. We need an out and out winger, not a CM who can kind of play on the wing.

I’m so sick of this old habit we have of not buying players who belong to the actual positions we need.

This is why I really liked Sven. I didn’t mind us buying players who were young on unheard of for small amounts of money. At least they have potential to grow stronger in the position they are bought for, and really present something positive for Arsenal fans to look forward to in the future.

If you want to strengthen the wing, either u pay up and get a proper winger who is known to play well there and is a top player, OR you buy someone who can play there but is a young potential.
Stop throwing apples into the oranges basket!

…….Now watch this all just be rumors and Raul playing hardball and Denis Suarez showing up at Arsenal on the second last day of the transfer market

NMArsenal
NMArsenal

There are hardly any proper wingers in most big teams. Wingbacks has become very popular now. Teams have LAM and RAM who can swing decent crosses but mostly create chances from midfield and/or overlap strikers.

The classic 442 with wingers swinging crosses to strikers are very rare now. Wingbacks are doing it.

Maybe a skillful player who can beat man or two would be good. I thought Alex Iwobi could do it but he just isn’t consistent enough.(maybe not good enough)

Kolasinac has been quite good in that regard, even better than Bellerin.

I'm 14 again
I'm 14 again

Wenger dropped the ball again? Fuck it

Richie

Use that 2 million to offer Ramsey a new contract instead.

Drew Dewsall

Let it go mate, he’s already signed a pre-contract agreement with Juve

Petit's Handbag
Petit's Handbag

Welcome to Everton Football Club Denis Suarez…..where he goes on to do fuck all

SB Still
SB Still

This is all too familiar (not that Suarez is THE player we need). We used to get annoyed with Wenger for our transfer business. Although there are many changes in management, our transfer business is full of sagas. The problem maybe further up – with the board, owner and finances – despite being one of the richest clubs in the world!

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Just underfunded and badly run basically

Like the rest of the country

santori
santori

The transfer team is poor.

But the ownership has a lot to do with it.

All that moaning about Wenger and Gazidis.

Nothing has changed.

We are not buying any better players then when Dick Law was in charge.

We can’t manage our transfer to wage bill.

Made poor decisions last January and failed to do the right business in the summer for a proper solution to Cback never mind Rwing which has been an issue for 3 seasons now.

Karl
Karl

Seems like a lot of money to throw at a loan deal for probably 10-15 matches. Why not just use Ramsey. Would we have to pay his wages on top of the £2m?

jon

Any purchase have to be better than our rising young stars. It would be surprising to find better players than Eddie, Willock and ESR for less than £15 million anywhere.

On the other hand, we need some very specific core competence:

We need a central defender (Laurent/Sokratis are good, but they will be injured/quarantined). Some experience is warranted – defenders cannot learn through mistakes in our PL matches.

We could need a wide attacker with the skills to take on defences 1:1. Iwobi has some of it, AMN also, but if there was an Hazard or Wilfried Zaha tiring of their present clubs..

Denis Suarez was probably Aaron Ramsey’s presumed heir. The team suffers from lack of creativity in many games, and we could have needed a genial playmaker. PSG’s Veratti would be my man, and I think Stan should spend the £100 million he would cost. You are getting old, Stan, and you cannot take it with you!

Chibs
Chibs

Lol

baz00r
baz00r

Dunno why people are getting all uppity about this. It’s about time the club took a harder stance and stopped being fucked over on deals. People complaining now are the same ones who will complain when he doesn’t work out and we wasted valuable funds on him instead of somebody else.

Barca can fuck off

Jack gunner
Jack gunner

More time being wasted. Arsenal will fall further behind .
The Us owner better his share to someone who will
try to make arsenal a leading soccer brand.
At the rate things are going,Brand Arsenal are becoming ajoke in the fw.

baz00r
baz00r

Yeh. All because we didn’t sign Denis Suarez.

santori
santori

We won’t sign anyone.

Same shit as when Arsene was around.

Therefore could not have just been the manager. Look higher up. Gazidis is gone and still same issues.

baz00r
baz00r

I’m fine with us not signing anyone.

Dobby
Dobby

And to think I just signed him in career mode…

bystander
bystander

Barca cutting off their nose to spite their face. At the very least we’d have given Denis game time, thus increasing their chances of getting a reasonable fee for him in the summer.

santori
santori

Why should they care?

They can loan Denis somewhere-else or just keep him off the bench.

Its on our onus to show a bit of bollocks.

santori
santori

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC_OrrU-9NU

Keown alluding toward the disconnect between our transfer team and the gaffer

Forget Harrod or even Marks and Sparks…we’re shopping at Tescos at this rate.

baz00r
baz00r

I’ve always wanted to shop at “Marks and Sparks”

santori
santori

Mslintat is bloody useless.

And just to put things in perspective, Arsene Wenger was spot on with his comment “Everyone thinks he has the prettiest wife.

Arsenal fans on AFTV here wherever with delusions that we have been buying well.

Lichsteiner was a band aid.

Sokratis has been decent but is a stop gap at best at his age.

Guendouzi is good for the future but is still a young player so the jury is still out.

Torreira in recent games against BHA, Soton and West Ham has hit the wall/got a reality check. 3 goals conceded from give aways or being robbed off the ball.

Leno is an average/OK keeper at best with potential. He isn’t even third choice for Germany.

Nelson and Chambers sent inexplicably on loan.

Could have got Mahrez but went for a 30yr old ex Dortmund player instead of the Rwinger we needed way back last Jan.

Renegotiated Ozil on a massive package then added 30yr olds into the squad with equally huge wages thereby maxing out the wage structure.

Now can’t show enough gumption to get the thing across the line having wasted the month Suarez.

Wake up.

baz00r
baz00r

Do you ever stop complaining?

Drew Dewsall

We were held over a barrel by Manure on the Sanchez thing, they were either going to get him for free or at best 15M We swapped a very good player for him. We all know how good Mikhi was at Dortmund and we all hoped to see a bit of that. I still maintain we have had better return from him than Utd have from Sanchez. Is he the amazing player we hoped? No but he has scored some good goals for us without ever being able to truly nail down a 1st team place. As for Chambers and Nelson’s loans, Chambers was obviously deemed surplus to requirements and he’s hardly been pulling up trees at Fulham, and when everyone was fit Nelson was getting a bit part season at best. Nobody could tell that injuries would have opened up squad places for these players. Your comments do my head in as they are always riddled with hindsight, you are so wise after the event. How about just supporting the players we have rather than moaning about ones we don’t or ones you deem not good enough.

santori
santori

Things have changed after Wenger and Law?

Think again.

Still the same penny pinching and band aids. Quick fixes at cback.

Still no money instead saving our powder dry for the summer when if we should likely be outside CL we will have to pay premium for the top level players.

And where are we in the league?

Injuries, limited players beyond Mustafi still abound the squad.

Can’t expect Emery to perform miracles.

PVS
PVS

At least I won’t have to worry why I find his hair is both perfect and cringe-worthy at the same time

Realist
Realist

It’s so bad that its good or its so good that its bad.

Nketibag
Nketibag

Nail on the head.

Arsenala Vista Baby
Arsenala Vista Baby

Whats with all the headaches? Forget Suarez, find a new solution with Ramsey if still possible.

ToyalT
ToyalT

Recall RN our man from hoffenheim he is ready