Unai Emery is keen to add reinforcements to his Arsenal team in the January market and has dropped a major hint about Arsenal making a move for Denis Suarez in this transfer window.
The Arsenal defense has been plagued by injuries this season. The latest player to suffer an injury was Frenchman Laurent Koscielny who had to drop out of the Arsenal starting eleven at Bloomfield road. The Gunners have shipped in thirty one goals in twenty one games this season.
A reason for the team’s defensive woes is partly down to the lack of a consistent defensive back-line which is the backbone of any successful team. For this one has to look no further than Liverpool who have improved this season by bringing in Virgil Van Djik and Allison Becker. With Rob Holding out for the entire season due to a anterior cruciate ligament rupture and fitness issues with Konstantinos Mavarpanos, it is necessary that Emery brings in reinforcements during the winter window.
Speaking about his transfer plans and what we intends for the club to do during the January transfer window, Arsenal manager recently said that he would go for two players notably a winger and a centre back saying :
“I think the club is working for the possibility to take some players who can help us during these next four months.
“Maybe the transfer market can help us with a centre-back, but it is not easy because also Mavropanos is coming back after injury.
If the latest rumors are anything to go by, Emery also plans to add a winger to his squad. And that winger is said to be none other than Barcelona’s Denis Suarez who has previously worked with Emery at Sevilla.
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At times this season, Emery has been forced to use Aubameyang as a winger. However this could change with Suarez’s proposed arrival. Although Denis Suarez main position is in the middle of the park, he also played as a wide player at Camp Nou. Fans could take encouragement from the fact that Emery thinks highly of his old player.
“He was playing in his career, and with me also, as a right or left winger”,
Emery was quoted as saying about Denis Suarez.
Similarly, the twenty five year old Denis Suarez was not shy in praising his former boss as
‘one of the best coaches around’.
This mutual admiration could play a vital part in luring the Spaniard to the Emirates.