Watch Denis Suarez’s screamer and Alexandre Lacazette losing his head.
After a battle with Barcelona over a month, Arsenal were able to land Denis Suarez from Catalonia. The Spaniard, who already has experience playing under Unai Emery at Sevilla to set to be unleashed against his former club Manchester City on Sunday.
In the pre-match press conference, Unai Emery hinted that he could hand a start to Denis Suarez “I am thinking about all of the players. If he starts, I have confidence in him.”
He was turning the head of several scouts at Villarreal and Barcelona activated the buy-back clause. Things have not gone up to the plan for the midfielder who was struggling to get proper game time at the Blaugrana. However, his fate could change in the forthcoming months upon his move to the Gunners during this January window.
During the training session, Arsenal midfielder looked to be in the real grove by producing a peach of a finish which made Alexandre Lacazette go mad when he missed an early chance to put the ball behind the back of the net from the same shooting range.
Impressive finish, @DenisSuarez6 👌
Over five minutes of training footage now available on our @YouTube channel 📺
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 1, 2019
Probably everyone must have seen this clip but loved the part where Lacazette gasses Denis Suarez after he scores a stunner in training. Tells you everything about his character. pic.twitter.com/EHSKKY38qQ
— P™ (@Cechque) February 2, 2019
Denis Suarez has made just 8 appearances for Barcelona this season and would look to rejuvenate himself with the Gunners to rescue his stagnated career.
The former Villarreal midfielder is not known for his goalscoring abilities, but he has the capability to drive the ball from midfield to attack and help out his forwards. The 25-year-old has found the back of the net 32 times and has 45 assists to his name from 221 games which is not a bad record for a midfielder.
Since he played an integral part in Sevilla’s Europa League glory under the current Arsenal manager, expectation bar has been set high among the Gunner faithful. He was also an integral cog in Marcelinho’s Villarreal side which finished in the Champions League place and went up to the Semifinals of the Europa League in 2016.
There is no doubt that his versatility would come handy for Unai Emery. However, it is likely to see him deployed through the either of the flanks as Arsenal require legs to create the spark and be decisive in the final third.
Given the amount of attacking midfielder or wide players in Mesut Ozil, Denis Suarez, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Alex Iwobi, it will be interesting to see who would operate through the flanks more frequently. It is no doubt that they require a superior squad depth to force themselves into the Champions League next term.
Having been forced out of the League Cup and FA Cup, Unai Emery is desperate to lift the Europa League to secure a silverware the play the Champions League next season.