Why on Earth did Denis Suarez come to Arsenal?

All Arsenal fans remember Arsene Wenger’s awful January loan of Kim Kallstrom from Spartak Moscow five years ago, despite the player failing his medical with a back problem, meaning that he only actually started one game for the Gunners, and had two short substitute appearances, although he did score one of our spotkicks when we beat Wigan in the FA cup semi-final as an extra-time substitute.

There are many that will say that that was one of the worst signings of our history, but now we have another candidate in Denis Suarez, as we now now that he also arrived with an injury, and in fact he hadn’t recovered from it even when he went back to Barcelona. Suarez told Spanish Radio station Cadena SER this week (as quoted by Talksport): “I’m still recovering from the injury, I’m practically fully recovered.

“On the 16th day of arriving at Arsenal I was not even 50 per cent, it was a year to forget but also to learn.

“I have been in Barcelona for two months recovering from the injury and nobody from Barca has told me anything.”

So we have to ask the question of why did Arsenal take him on loan despite him being totally unfit, and injured to boot! It makes absolutely no sense to me….



  1. Stanaman says:

    Who cares

  2. S.J says:

    Poor management. I just hope and pray we don’t misuse this transfer season else we will be doomed for years.

  3. ozziegunner says:

    Arsenal conned again.

    1. Mobella says:

      No we were not conned. We knew exactly what we were doing according to what Emery said at the time.

  4. GunneRay says:

    Panic, that’s why!!

    From the outside, Arsenal FC look like a bunch of amateurs trying to act big on a small stage. The clubs identity is diminishing by the day as management fail to right the wrong-doings and mistakes that so called “business men” and “managers” keep making!

  5. Sue says:

    Just when you think our loan deals can’t get any worse!! This really is on par with good old Kallstrom!!
    Yet more money wasted & how many minutes did he play? Laughable ?

    1. gotanidea says:

      And now Arsenal are rumored to have made another contact with Barcelona, regarding Malcom this time

      1. Sue says:

        Are we?! Jeez is there anyone we haven’t been linked with?! ??

    2. georgie b says:

      Sue. Have a look at the 10 march game v united . i believe around 81-8 minute Denis slices through uniteds defence and puts Iwobi through. He feels his injury is soon to be completely healed. I say it would be a mistake to let him go. Hope you are well Sue.

      1. Sue says:

        Hi georgie.. I’m good thanks, how about you?
        All I can say is.. it had to be Iwobi he put through!! If it had fallen to anyone else, I believe the ball would have ended up in the back of the net & our conversations & comments regarding Suarez would have been completely different!! ?
        He’s gone back to Barca now though hasn’t he?

  6. gotanidea says:

    I think Denis Suarez just said he was not even at 50% because he was obviously rusty, couldn’t start ahead the Gunners and couldn’t offer something new apart from being a jack of all trades

    Had he performed better at Arsenal, he wouldn’t say something like this as an excuse for his lack of contributions

    He was more creative than Andre Gomes when they were squad rotation players in Enrique’s era, but I would prefer Andre Gomes over him now. Because despite being a merry-go-round passer like Ozil, Gomes is a better tempo dictator currently and has better physicality, as shown at Everton

  7. Goona says:

    i cannot remember a loan deal that worked for us,even benayoun was shaat

  8. NONNY says:

    Am not surprised i always expect shit from asenal

  9. Durand says:

    If management knew of his injury and timetable of his return yet still proceeded, then serious questions must be asked.

    Raul and Emery have certainly not instilled confidence in the transfer market. Kalstrom had a greater impact than Suarez, sad state really.

    Gigantic WTF cloud hanging over the club now. Hopefully in Emery’s meeting with the players they asked him the following:

    1. WTF is club’s plan going forward; challenging or treading water?

    2. What is the philosophy and style of play?

    Hopefully this Summer is not a repeat of January window debacle. Be nice to get players in early for a change and at least look prepared for start of the season.

    But hey, if we didn’t procrastinate and haggle over pennies we wouldn’t be Arsenal.

    Same Bargin Bin, just different shoppers.

  10. Diogenes says:

    Horrible article. A great example of shit journalism.

    They (talksport) deliberately mislead their audience by omitting crucial parts of the interview.

    So here it is:

    ‘He told Cadena Ser radio he did not feel right from his second game at the club, against Bate Borisov.

    “At the end of the game I thought that I had torn my groin and they did a scan and saw that I had an oedema [a build-up of fluid] on the bone in my pelvis,” he said. “I thought I had torn something; I was in a lot of pain. And from then on I carried on training with medication and putting up with it as best I could but I didn’t feel right and [Unai] Emery didn’t think I was right. I wasn’t comfortable. I don’t think I was even at 50%. After 15 days of being at Arsenal, I wasn’t right. From the 16th I wasn’t even at 50%.”

    So nothing to see here. He was not injured when he came, but got injured during the BATE game.

    And you, admin mislead people by saying he arrived injured despite the ‘on the 16th day…’ If he arrived injured, why would he say 16th day. Why not from the start?

    (rolls eyes)

    1. Admin says:

      Hmm but he does say he was only 50% fit on 15 days (before the game) so although he may not have been injured he certainly shouldn’t have passed a fitness test.

  11. ForeverGooner says:

    Mistakes happen
    Make sure to learn from them

  12. LUIS says:

    Diogenes, its hard to take it and accept but he failed us when we needed him most although injuries are part of players. Sometimes its wired to act as a shield to individual player when we gooners are still lamenting our loses of EUL CUP & UCL spot.

  13. Le Coq Monster says:

    Mmmmm, let me think 💡
    Dont Barca have another player called Suarez ?………..obviously our not clued up management thought we were getting “The Teeth” with an option to get a government tariff payout on the solar energy gained by “The Teeth”.
    They expected to get the fit as a butchers dog player, but instead got the fit as a fishmongers pussy player !

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