Denis Suarez to Arsenal: Unai Emery’s side has been shaky over the last few weeks and reinforcement in January would be a big boost.
Arsenal have been disappointing off late. With their latest loss against West Ham last weekend, the Gunners have dropped points in five games since the beginning of December which include three losses.
The situation is further worsened with Mesut Ozil’s issues with Unai Emery. The midfielder has played for only 155 minutes in the Premier League since November 25. He missed five league games due to troubles with his back and knee during this time.
However, he was not included in the game against West Ham despite being fit for contention in the game.
While Unai Emery has earlier confirmed in one of the press conferences this month that Arsenal can only make loan moves in this window, it has been reported that Arsenal are finally closing in on Denis Suarez.
Denis Suarez to Arsenal:
The Barcelona midfielder is heavily linked with a move to Emirates Stadium. However, the speculations surrounding his move cooled down after Emery confirmed that Arsenal won’t make transfers this month.
However, the Gunners didn’t stop the pursuit for Suarez, and according to reports, they’re already closing in on a loan deal for the player.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) January 18, 2019
#DenisSuarez is getting closer to #Arsenal from #Barcellona. Advanced talks and he wants #Gunners and leave from Catalogna. #Emery has offered a loan with option to buy (€22M) and Barça could accept. 🔴⚪️ #transfers #AFC
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) January 17, 2019
It has been earlier reported that Suarez wants to leave Barcelona, and Gazzetta Dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira states that the Catalan club has given their go-ahead for the move.
Calciomercato has also reported that a loan move, amounting to 2 million euros loan-fee is close, with an obligatory buy-out clause for the summer.
Denis Suarez has previously played under Unai Emery during his time at Sevilla, where he played 47 games across all competitions as the Spanish side lifted the Europa League trophy that season.
Arsenal will pay Barcelona’s asking price to make the loan deal permanent in summer for Denis Suarez.
The move will be financed by easing Mesut Özil out of the club.
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) January 16, 2019
📝 Denis Suarez close to Arsenal signing
😳Balotelli takes out his trainer
🔵 Chelsea confident of Higuain deal
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 16, 2019
Arsenal fans right now:
1. Search Denis Suarez on Twitter
2. Search Yannick Carrasco on Twitter.
3. Be disappointed
4. Refresh after 5 mins
— ¹⁴ (@AubameyangFlair) January 9, 2019
Monday: ‘Denis Suárez could only join Arsenal on loan because the club don’t have sufficient funds to cover his £20m pricetag.’
Wednesday: ‘Arsenal are interested in Carrasco. The fee would be in the region of £25m.’
Welcome to life as an Arsenal fan during the transfer window.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) January 9, 2019
Arsenal are currently fifth in the Premier League table and a string of disappointing results has caused the risk of losing the place to Manchester United, who are currently level on points with the Gunners.