Gunners legend Wright reacts to Arsenal deal for Barcelona midfielder Suarez
Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Denis Suarez will be a good signing for the club.
Suarez failed to get the game time that he wanted at Barcelona and became frustrated with his lack of chances in the first team, which led to alot of rumours that the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and even Chelsea could all make a move.
However, Unai Emery convined the Gunners board to bring Suarez in on-loan until the end of the season on a try-before-they buy kind of deal, despite the fact many fans wanted to see a new defender or two arrive during the winter window.
But one former player that is very happy with a deal is Wright, who believes that Suarez will become a good signing for the club.
“What I like about Suarez is he’s a capable and very good player,” he said on his Youtube channel.
“Unai knows him very well from their time at Sevilla and they won the Europa League together which is a good thing.
“I know he’s not played a lot for Barcelona, but he’s a player that the manager wants.
“When a manager wants you, that kind of gives you a lot of confidence.
“It’s what he wants, so you’re hoping that him playing in midfield, and he can play on the wing, diminutive, good skills, you’re hoping that he can come and make a difference in respect of creativity for us.
“Because that’s what we need.
“Because at the moment you feel if you can keep [Alexandre] Lacazette or [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang quiet, then I’m not sure where our goals are coming from.”
Here is what we think.
Suarez may have impressed Emery during his time at Sevilla a few seasons ago, but at the end of the day he has not progressed like many expected and may struggle to adpat to the pace and quality of the Premier League.
Emery wanted to complete two January deals, but he may have wasted one by bringing in the 25-year old Spaniard.