The player in question has been a big disappointment since arriving at the Emirates in January, having played just 67 minutes of Premier League football
Unai Emery has made up his mind regarding a certain player, who he has deemed ‘not good enough’ to play in the Arsenal first-team, and the club has now decided not to turn his loan deal into a permanent one come this summer. The player in question is Denis Suarez, who was signed in the winter transfer window on a temporary basis from Barcelona until the end of the season, with the Gunners having an option to buy the midfielder when that deal expires.
However, the 25-year-old has so far struggled since arriving at the Emirates and has notched a grand total of 67 minutes of Premier League football. And French football journalist Julien Laurens has now revealed that Emery has been dissatisfied by the Spaniard’s performances in training. “Yeah I think so (the money can be spent elsewhere),” Laurens said on Premier League Today.
“It hasn’t really worked out for Suarez. It is nothing Emery could have guessed before, anyone else at the club, not even Suarez. On paper he looked like a good signing, it’s a loan, let’s see what he can do in England. It turns out even at training maybe Emery has seen that he was not good enough to give him more game time. So I think this one obviously is not going to go any further.”
Instead of signing Suarez permanently, Laurens feels that the club should be clever with their summer spending. “They won’t have much money to spend in the summer, I think they will have a bit of money to spend, but not hundreds of millions,” he added.
“So they will have to be very careful where they spend it. If they do like last summer, where you look at Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira, that was money very well spent. They will have to do that again this summer with the budget they will have to improve the squad.”
Seeing how things have gone for Suarez, it is safe to say that claims of Emery being unhappy with him are accurate! He has wholly underwhelmed, not only on the pitch but in training as well, as has been well documented and reported. And it makes even more sense for Arsenal to not sign the midfielder permanently in the summer and use the money to sign other players who can actually contribute to their aim of re-ascending the English football summit from next season. One has to feel sad for Suarez, but that is how modern football works, and if one is not good enough, he will be out of the reckoning soon enough!