Unai Emery reveals why Denis Suarez hasn’t been playing for Arsenal

Unai Emery

Unai Emery has revealed why new signing Denis Suarez hasn’t been playing for Arsenal much since his arrival.

The Gunners landed the 25-year-old in January on loan with an option to purchase in the summer.

Suarez is yet to even make a start for the north London club and has made just six appearances in total.

Emery reveals why Suarez hasn’t been playing for Arsenal

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: Denis Suárez of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith’s Stadium on February 09, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Following a tough start to life at the Emirates, Emery has been speaking about Suarez’s struggles breaking into the line-up.

The Spanish manager believes that the player has needed time to settle in at the club.

He also believes that he has other options in midfield meaning Suarez hasn’t been rushed straight into the team.

However, Emery also stated claims that the Barcelona loanee is finally ready to start for the Gunners.

Emery revealed:

“I think yes. I think he is OK for starting in the first 11 or for giving us this impact after.

“But I think now, our focus is collectively very strongly focused on helping in 90 minutes, or 50 minutes, or one minute.

“We are going to need every player for the next matches.

“I think it’s normal (needing time to settle at new club).

“But we have a lot of players ready and with a big mentality and a big performance for playing and helping us.

“For me, like that, we can be stronger, more competitive for taking big performances.

“With Denis or with another (player).”



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