Reports have circulated that Unai Emery has already decided not to make Denis Suarez’s loan move permanent. In truth the fact Arsenal were willing to pull out of negotiations if Barcelona made a transfer compulsory not optional should have told the player he was nothing more than a body to fill the squad, without our owner having to spend money.
With our summer budget rumoured to be only 50 million, it’s unlikely nearly half of that will be spent on a man yet to start a game for us. With only 4 months to adapt to a new leagu /country the odds were stacked against him making an instant impression. Our manager has shown with Ozil, he will leave you on the bench until you can tactically follow instructions. Remember the two have worked together before so the boss will already have a view on if the midfielder can suit the physical demands of the Premiership.
Remember Barca were willing to sell for 20 million, which is peanuts in today’s market. The fact we didn’t rush out to snap him up highlights he was never wanted long term. His parent club knew it as they responded by extending his contract, protecting his value. So he’s not wanted at the Nou Camp or the Emirates while not recording enough minutes to impress other suitors.
Gooners haven’t seen enough to know if we are letting a talent slip through our fingers, you have to trust the judgements based on training.
As things stand Denis Suarez will be an answer to a trivial question…