- Denis Suarez finally dumps Barcelona for Arsenal on a short term loan deal
- The 25-year-old was tipped with a move away from the Camp Nou owing to the limited playing time he endured during the first half of the season
- Suarez is expected to add value to the Gunners camp adding that he will have to compete for playing time with Alex Iwobi
Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Barcelona star Denis Suarez on a short term loan deal until the end of the Premier League season.
Suarez returned to the Camp Nou in 2016 in a four year deal valued around €3.5 million from Sevilla with an option for extension.
However, having made just six appearances in all competitions this campaign, he decided to seek more playing time away from the club.
Suarez signed a contract extension with Barca until the summer of 2021.
Meanwhile, the Gunners would retain an option to signed the player on a permanent deal, and would be paying his salary for the rest of the season.
The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with the Premier League club since the transfer window opened as the player was interested in re-uniting with former boss Unai Emery.
Suarez was targeted by the former PSG manager in a bid to strengthen their attack on the flanks as the quest to finish among top four teams continues.
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The Spaniard will have to compete for playing time with Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is currently sidelined with a foot injury.
He managed to score 8 goals and has won five trophies: a league, two Copas del Rey and two Spanish Super Cups. With Barça B he made 36 appearances.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Denis Suarez is now said to be on the verge of joining Premier League side Arsenal from Spanish champions Barcelona for the remainder of the season.
Suarez's representatives are reported to be in the final stage of negotiations with Arsenal over the possibility of the Spaniard moving to the North London club.
The 25-year-old who played under the Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, at Sevilla in 2014-15, has barely featured for Barcelona this season, making only eight appearances.
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