Sky Sports reporter and transfer expert Dharmesh Sheth has given an update on the Gunners’ attempt to secure the signing of a new midfielder in the January transfer window.
Unai Emery was receiving praises not too long ago after guiding his side towards a long unbeaten run across all competitions.
However, in recent weeks, the Gunners have struggled in the Premier League, with a finish in the top four of the table now looking almost unlikely.
As a result, most fans have been calling for new signings and Denis Suarez appears to be one of the players whom the club is now keen on signing.
The 25-year-old has been rumoured to be close to moving to the Emirates stadium this month even though Arsenal have admitted that there might not be enough funds available for a deal to be struck with Barcelona.
Despite all of that, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has given Arsenal fans more hope over a deal for Suarez after revealing that the midfielder is actually interested in joining the club.
“As it stands, we’re talking about Arsenal only wanting loans,” Sheth told the Transfer Talk podcast.
“They want to bring Barcelona’s Denis Suarez in on a loan move.
“They know each other very well, Emery and Suarez, he played under Emery in the 2014/15 season when he was on loan at Sevilla
“We’re told that Suarez wants to do the move and he’s not getting much game time at Barcelona. He’s just made his seventh appearance of the season [in all competitions].
“That’s where it stands with that one, he wants to come as far as we’re concerned.”
“They’re also linked, Arsenal, unsurprisingly with a guy called Eva Banega. Again, Sevilla.
“Emery described him as a very good player when he was asked about him and they know each other as well from their time in Spain.
“Banega, Suarez or maybe both? I think Suarez looks like a goer.”