Arsenal manager Unai Emery has indicated that Denis Suarez has not joined the Gunners necessary to replace Mesut Ozil. The Spain international joined the north London side after a lengthy transfer saga on deadline day and he is scheduled to make his debut against former employers Manchester City this weekend.
Suarez had initially been expected at the Emirates during the opening weeks of the winter transfer window but the Gunners could not find the breakthrough with the Blaugrana, who were reluctant to accept the midfielder’s sale without an obligatory buy clause. However, as the window progressed, the Capital outfit managed to convince the Catalan giants, who eventually accepted to loan him out with the option to buy during the summer.
The 25-year-old has already shown his versatility of playing across the attack during his time at Barcelona and the same could be the case with the Gunners, who have been yearning for attacking options with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Danny Welbeck on the sidelines. Arsenal are currently fourth in the league standings with 47 points and they face a difficult trip to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City this weekend. Anything less than a victory could potentially drop them below the Champions League positions.