The player didn’t feature in recent game for the Gunners and will miss the remainder of 2018-2019 campaign.
Arsenal’s top-four hopes suffered another blow after Leicester City took advantage of Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ dismissal on Sunday. Ten-man Arsenal slipped to a third consecutive Premier League loss as Jamie Vardy’s late brace sealed Leicester City’s 3-0 win at the King Power Stadium.
Defeats to Crystal Palace and Wolves in the past week had already damaged the Gunners’ hopes of securing a top-four spot and will be forced to rely on winning the Europa League to enter the Champions League. With an important Europa League semi-final clash against Valencia coming ahead, it seems this Arsenal attacking player has confirmed he won’t be featuring for the club till the end of the season.
Suarez took to Twitter on Monday to confirm that an injury he suffered in the Europa League against BATE Borisov means he has to call an end to his season. “I want you all to know that I will not be able to play again this season,” Suarez said. “Some issues with my groin have made things tough since the game against BATE Borisov in the Europa League in February and now they have forced me to stop training altogether.”
“After various medical consultations, the conclusion has been reached that I cannot keep on pushing it and I have started a period of treatment that cannot be done alongside competitive football. I am sorry that all of the effort and sacrifice made to come to Arsenal hasn’t come to fruition is hoped and you can’t even imagine how angry I am about it, but health comes first. I want to give my thanks again to such a big club for trusting in me although things haven’t gone as we pictured they would.”
“I am stepping aside but I am grateful for the messages of care and support that you all have sent to me every day. This will be where I take my strength from in order to return stronger than ever and even more determined.”
Suarez agreed to join Arsenal in an attempt to rekindle the relationship he had with manager Unai Emery.
The two men worked together at Sevilla where the 25-year-old spent a season on loan while Emery was the head coach. Suarez’s absence would come as a huge blow for Arsenal in their race of winning the Europa League and in finishing in top 4. The Gunners are without Aaron Ramsey and will access Mesut Ozil ahead of a semi final clash against Valencia in the Europa League.
Denis Suarez may go down as the worst loan signing for Arsenal. The Spaniard was brought in to provide more attacking play in midfield. It seems Unai Emery will have to sign another number 10 in summer.