New loan signing Denis Suarez says he pushed hard to make the move to Arsenal happen, and that he’s looking forward to working with Unai Emery again.
The 25 year old spent the 2014-15 season on loan at Sevilla, during a victorious Europa League campaign for the Spanish side and the current Arsenal coach, and he’ll team up with Emery once more for the remainder of this season.
Speaking to the official site after the transfer was announced, Suarez said, “I’m very pleased to be here and to be joining Arsenal. I’ve been pushing hard to come here.
“I’m finally here now and I’m really pleased.”
And on his relationship with Emery, he continued, “I have a very good relationship with him. I spent a year with him at Sevilla when we won the Europa League.
“I think he’s a very demanding coach and one of the best coaches in the world right now.
“That was my first year playing football at the elite level – my first year in the top division. I improved a lot as a player thanks to him. He really helped me.
“I think he was a big part of the reason I was able to go back to Barcelona after leaving on loan.”
The midfielder joins fellow Spaniards Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin at the club, and revealed the right-back had been in touch during the transfer window.
“I’ve spoken to Hector,” he said. “He wrote me a message when the rumours started to come out in the press about me joining Arsenal.
“I hope he can recover as soon as possible. It’s a shame that he’s injured because I’d love to play with him, but I’m sure he’ll be back soon.”