Denis Suarez did not make the bench for last night’s 1-0 win over Watford, with his agent confirming stories that the midfielder is carrying an injury.
Reports emerged this week from a publication we refuse to link to that the on-loan Barcelona man has been struggling with a groin problem, and this explains his lack of playing time since his arrival from Catalunya in January.
The 25 year old hasn’t started a game, playing just 95 minutes across 6 substitute appearances and doing little in that time to suggest he’s pressing for more regular first team action.
Now, via Sport Witness, comes news from the player’s agent who told the Catalan press of his client’s injury woes.
“He has two years left at Barcelona,” said Felix Guende. “This year in England hasn’t been his best. He’s played little and hasn’t been able to find a rhythm.
“At the moment, he’s injured. He has muscle fatigue and an injury.”
As for what his future might hold, he suggested the player was open to a move away from Barcelona, but with Arsenal resolute in January that no purchase clause be inserted into the loan deal, it’s very unlikely to be to us.
Not least because we have more pressing matters when it comes to our transfer business. Perhaps Suarez can make a contribution between now and the end of the season as we continue our chase for a top four spot and a European trophy.