Unai Emery explains what Denis Suarez will bring to Arsenal

The Spaniard looks set to finally complete a loan move to the Emirates (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has reiterated that he sees incoming signing Denis Suarez as a winger though does not know how close the deal is to being officially announced.

The Gunners finally made a breakthrough in talks to sign Suarez on loan when Barca agreed to let the 25-year-old leave without a compulsory purchase option, with the Spaniard agreeing to extend his contract before leaving to preserve his value.

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde effectively confirmed Suarez’s move earlier on Tuesday, and now Emery has discussed what he might bring to Arsenal.

Emery watched as his side picked up a 2-1 win at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)

‘Generally speaking, we need wingers,’ said Emery after his side’s 2-1 win against Cardiff. ‘And if you have a player like Denis, I know him because he played for me at Sevilla. His quality is this.’

On how he will adapt to the Premier League, he continued: ‘I don’t know now. If he can come, it’s a challenge for him and it’s also to help us.

‘There’s no change in my idea, I think the same. If some players can come here to help us, they will come.

‘The latest news? I don’t know. Today all my focus has been on this match. I’ve not spoken with anyone at the club who is working on that.

‘Maybe tonight or tomorrow, I will speak about the latest news. My idea is the same: if we can sign one player to help us, it’s good for us.’

Suarez played under Emery at Sevilla, where he was used mainly as a winger (Getty)

Arsenal are expected to pay a loan fee of around £2million to bring Suarez in and will have the option to make the deal permanent if he impresses.

Suarez enjoyed a breakout season under Emery at Sevilla in the 2014-15 campaign, winning the Europa League, and has been desperate to get his career back on track after making just two sub appearances in La Liga this season.


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