Alan Smith sends warning to new Arsenal signing Denis Suarez following Barcelona move

first_imgAlan Smith sends warning to new Arsenal signing Denis Suarez following Barcelona move Unai Emery is a known admirer of Suarez (Picture: Getty)While rating Suarez, former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman questioned why Arsenal pursued another attacking player in January rather than a defender.He told talkSPORT: ‘We don’t need midfielders, we need defenders.‘We’ve got big injuries to quite a few of them already, we need good defenders coming in. ‘Emery knows him [Suarez] and likes what he sees, but for me we’re crying out for defenders.‘We’re great going forward, but what’s happening with the defence? It’s just not got any better all season. ‘At the moment it’s not working. It’s frustrating.’Arsenal face Premier League defending champions Manchester City on Sunday.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Denis Suarez has joined Arsenal on loan from Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Alan Smith has warned new Arsenal signing Denis Suarez he may be forced to accept a role as a ‘squad player’ at the Emirates.Spanish midfielder Suarez completed a loan move to the Gunners on transfer deadline day, with a view to making his stay in north London permanent in the summer.Unai Emery is a known admirer of the 25-year-old having managed him at Sevilla four years ago.Suarez played over 70 games for Barcelona – most from the bench – and is a Spain international but is not guaranteed a place in Arsenal’s starting XI, according to Smith.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Gunners hero told Sky Sports: ‘Arsenal fans would have loved to have seen a little bit more business in January, but they did manage to bring in Denis Suarez.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘How much will he play though? You would imagine he may be a bit of a squad player.‘Unai Emery knows him from Sevilla, he is versatile, while another young lad in Smith Rowe has gone out to Germany to get some game time.‘I do not think Emery would have given up on him and it will be good for his education, so hopefully he can come back a better player. Emery speaks after his Arsenal’s 2-1 win over CardiffTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:09FullscreenEmery speaks after his Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Cardiff is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Advertisementcenter_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Feb 2019 8:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisementlast_img

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