The Spaniard is yet to start a game under Unai and looks unlikely to stay at Emirates beyond summer.
Arsenal moved above Tottenham into third in the Premier League table with a 2-0 defeat of Newcastle United on Monday. Aaron Ramsey, bound for Juventus after this season, struck his fourth league goal of 2018-19 before Alexandre Lacazette settled a somewhat scrappy encounter at Emirates Stadium. The win may have put smiles on Arsenal faces but the victory also questioned the future of Denis Saurez. It was widely expected that the Spaniard will play on Monday but he was just a mere spectator. With reports coming Unai not keen to sign Suarez permanently it seems the Gunners are looking to replace Saurez with this Premier League player.
Arsenal looking to replace Denis Suarez with Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser. Arsenal are exploring the possibility of signing Bournemouth assist machine Ryan Fraser as Unai Emery looks bring in a new winger after giving up on Denis Suarez. The Gunners coach is looking to bolster his squad with as many as five new signings in the summer, with a centre-back, midfielder, left-back and left winger all on his wish list. Barcelona loanee Suarez, who played under Emery at Sevilla, was supposed to fill one of those positions but has not impressed and is struggling to adapt to English football. Suarez’s failure to make an impact at the Emirates has led to Emery drawing up a list of alternative options, with Fraser one of the top names on the list. The Gunners are understood to be targeting a winger and have scouted Ryan Fraser.
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Fraser, 25, has recorded 10 assists and scored six goals in 32 top-flight appearances. He’s started every league game under Eddie Howe and has already eclipsed his previous best for goals netted in a single campaign (six). Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard is the only Premier League player with more assists to his name this season. Fraser is also out of contract in 2020 and is not close to signing a new contract, meaning Bournemouth could be forced to cash in this summer rather than risk losing him for nothing in a year’s time. Arsenal are likely to have to be creative in the transfer market this summer, with Emery working on a very tight budget unless players can be offloaded and the wage bill reduced. While the option to make Suarez’s loan move permanent exists, Emery has decided not to keep his countryman after making just four unspectacular substitute appearances, while he is also looking to bring in an aggressive, box-to-box midfielder to replace Aaron Ramsey.
Fraser’s ability to play on either flank is a factor in the interest of Arsenal. Suarez is a versatile midfielder, but Fraser is much more committed to his responsibilities on the flanks and could help offer some much-needed width at the Emirates Stadium.