Denis Suarez has confirmed that Hector Bellerin sent him a message as speculation built of a move to Arsenal, and he’d love to play alongside the full-back in the future.
Suarez completed his loan move from Barcelona on Thursday, which reportedly contains an option to buy at the end of the season. The Spaniard spoke to the Arsenal website about finally completing the move, and named Bellerin as one of the players who got in touch while he was making his decision.
“I’ve spoken to Hector,” Suarez said. “He wrote me a message when the rumours started to come out in the press about me joining Arsenal. I hope he can recover as soon as possible. It’s a shame that he’s injured because I’d love to play with him, but I’m sure he’ll be back soon.”
Speaking about the move in general, Suarez confirmed he’d been ‘pushing hard’ to make it happen, and admitted he’s ‘very pleased’ to get the deal over the line. He then revealed his ambitions for the remainder of the season, namely to get Arsenal back into the Champions League.
“I’ve come here to play as much as possible and try to help the team qualify for the Champions League. I’d like to win the Europa League with Arsenal too – why not? It’s a trophy I won under Unai Emery at Sevilla and I’d love to win it again here.”
Hopefully, the 25-year-old will have a really successful loan spell, get Arsenal back into Europe’s top-tier competition and The Gunners will activate their option to keep him around long-term.
The new signing doesn’t exactly have an easy first game ahead of him, with the team facing Manchester City at the Etihad this weekend. After that though, Arsenal have a run of winnable games, and they need to make the most of that opportunity.