So there is obviously no smoke without fire, and the Arsenal manager Unai Emery has confirmed that the Gunners are in talks about Denis Suarez coming to the Emirates, but he obviously refused to tell us the content of these discussions (as if we didn’t know lol!).
He said in today’s press conference when asked about any transfer dealings in January: “This transfer window is not easy to take players that can help us with better performances than the players we have now. The club is working and I spoke with Sven, with Raul about different possibilities with players. They are working but it is not easy to take players that can help us with big performances now.
“I think it is more one transfer for something special you need that can help us. We are looking, the club is working with the possibility to loan players and if we can take for helping us in a different position on the team, then maybe we can.”
So that indicates that he is only expecting one arrival, and then it was no surprise he was asked about the Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez. This was Emery’s reply: “They are conversations between us privately. I don’t want to say to you this private conversation with the club.”
Well we all know that Wenger would never ever mention any talks with any player unless it was as good as a done deal. So if Emery is carrying on that tradition, I can safely deduce that Suarez will be coming to Arsenal, but he will be the only arrival in this window…
Did anyone mention we needed a defender?