Unai Emery hopeful Denis Suarez will solve Arsenal wing problem

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery is hopeful that the potential arrive of Denis Suarez from Barcelona will help solve the club’s shortage of wingers.

There have been several reports on a loan deal involving the Spaniard, which will see the Gunners hold a non-compulsory purchase option at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old has only played 17 minutes of La Liga action this season and is mainly deployed in the Copa del Rey.

“We need wingers and Suárez, who I know, has this quality,” Emery told reporters, in quotes cited by Diario AS and football Espana.

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“The physical side of the English game? I do not know how he will cope. It is a challenge for him, and also it will be a challenge for him to help us.”

The midfielder, formerly of Sevilla – where he played under Emery – and Villarreal, joined Barca from Manchester City in 2013 and has just 18 months left of his contract at the Camp Nou.

There are suggestions that such a move will see Denis extend his contract by a further year until June 2021, to protect Barca against a financial loss.

Nothing as regards that loan move has been official yet. But the January transfer window will end on Thursday midnight.


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