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Arsenal boss responds to Suarez move reports after offering transfer update

By on January 17, 2019

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Unai Emery has offered an update on his January transfer plans but refused to give too much away regarding his pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez.

The boss admitted earlier this month that the club were working hard to try and strengthen the squad after seeing our encouraging start to the season derailed over the Christmas and New Year period.

Long-term injuries to Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding haven’t helped so Emery previously suggested he was hoping to bring in a centre-back and wide attacker before the end of the month but was only in the market for loans.

The Spaniard has now reiterated that Arsenal chiefs are discussing different players to try and take on loan but claims it’s not easy to sign players who’ll be able to hit the ground running and make a difference during the second half of the season.

Emery says the club is working on trying to bring in loan signings and we’ll do some deals if the right players become available but admits it not an easy window to do business in.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea, Emery is quoted as saying by the Mirror:

This transfer [window] is not easy to take players who can help us with more performance than the players we have now. The club is working. I spoke with Sven and Raul about different possibilities for players. They are working.

It’s not easy to take players who can help us with a big performance now. It’s more one transfer [window] for something special you need. The club is working on the possibility to loan players. If we can take to help us for different positions in the team we can.

Denis Suarez has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates this month with widespread reports suggesting Arsenal are in talks with Barcelona over an initial loan with a view to making the deal permanent in the summer.

Emery was quizzed about his interest in the attacking midfielder today and although he suggested discussions have taken place, the Arsenal boss was in no mood to give too much away. When asked about Suarez, Emery told reporters:

Conversations with us have been very primitive. I don’t want to say to you this private conversations with the club. Conversations with us have been very primitive. I don’t want to say to you this private conversations with the club.

Obviously it’s not going to be easy to sign top class players – which is what we need – on loan in January, which makes it even more infuriating that Arsenal bosses claim there is no money to spend this month.

We desperately need reinforcements in defence and attack if we’re to finish in the top four and our many problems aren’t going to be resolved with loan signings.

Suarez would be a solid squad player but the idea that he could replace Mesut Ozil’s creativity is laughable. Let’s hope the club have some surprises up their sleeve otherwise I fear another year in the Europa League lays ahead.

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