Denis Suarez opens up on disappointing Arsenal loan spell

Suarez reveals all about his Arsenal spell

Barcelona’s Denis Suarez has opened up on his disappointing loan spell at Arsenal last season, and given an insight into his future beyond the summer.

The Spaniard joined the Gunners on loan in the January transfer window, having struggled to make the first-team at Barcelona.

Unai Emery knew the player well, having coached him during his time at Sevilla, so a deal looked to make sense.

However, it soon turned into a nightmare spell for Suarez.

The player struggled with injury and when he did play, he failed to have much of an impact.

Now, Suarez has opened up on why that was.

Denis Suarez

VALENCIA, SPAIN – OCTOBER 07: Denis Suarez of Barcelona arrives for the La Liga match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on October 7, 2018 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

“From the 16th I wasn’t even at 50%”

Talking to Cadena Ser radio, as cited by the Guardian, Suarez revealed that after he had an oedema on the bone in his pelvis, he never felt the same.

He even reveals that he wasn’t at 50% for the vast majority of his loan spell.

“I thought I had torn something; I was in a lot of pain,” Suarez explained.

“From then on I carried on training with medication and putting up with it as best I could but I didn’t feel right and [Unai] Emery didn’t think I was right. I wasn’t comfortable. I don’t think I was even at 50%.

“After 15 days of being at Arsenal, I wasn’t right. From the 16th I wasn’t even at 50%.”

 

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Denis Suarez targeting Barcelona exit

Suarez then went on to speak about what the future holds for him.

After being put off continuing his career in the Premier League, Suarez is targeting a return to Spain and a move away from Barcelona.

“What I want is to leave and to play. Where? I don’t know. Wherever is best for me. I have to look at everything,” he continued.

“My idea is to stay in the Spanish League, to be near home and compete in La Liga.

“The experience of the Premier League, which is a league I love, didn’t go well because of the injury and I prefer to continue my career in Spain if I can.”

 

See also: Arsenal in ‘advanced talks’ over William Saliba deal – Le10Sport

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