Arsenal given green light to complete signing of 25-year-old attacker

By on January 22, 2019

According to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira, Arsenal are free to complete the signing of Denis Suarez after Barcelona wrapped-up a shock deal to sign Kevin-Prince Boateng on loan from Sassuolo.

Suarez has been tipped for a move to Arsenal for several weeks after Unai Emery identified the out-of-favour Barca attacking midfielder as a potential January recruit.

The boss needs to bolster his attacking options as Danny Welbeck is out for the season through injury while Mesut Ozil has been frozen out by Emery in recent weeks so we need fresh blood during the second half of the season.

Emery has previously confirmed he can only sign players on loan this month as there is no money available for permanent transfers and we’ve been locked in talks with Barcelona over a deal to bring Suarez to north London.

It’s been widely reported that Arsenal are hoping to sign the 25-year-old on an initial six-month loan with a view to making it permanent at the end of the season and it appears we’re now on the verge of completing a deal.

Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira claims that Barcelona will now allow Suarez to complete his proposed move to Arsenal after they wrapped-up a loan deal for Kevin-Prince Boateng today.

“The arrival of Kevin Prince #Boateng at #Barcellona releases #DenisSuarez for #Arsenal,” Schira tweeted.

The Independent also claim that the principle of a deal for Suarez has been agreed between the two clubs and it seems we’ve now been given the green light to push ahead with the transfer.

Emery knows the player well as they worked together at Sevilla so it looks like they are ready to be reunited at the Emirates this month. Emery deployed Suarez as a winger in Spain but he’s mainly played as a central attacking midfielder throughout his career.

His versatility will be useful but we could yet further enhance our attacking options as the Independent claim Arsenal are also in talks over a deal to sign James Rodriguez on loan for the rest of the season.