Unai Emery has been speaking to the press in Spain about Arsenal’s latest recruit – Denis Suarez.

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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on December 26, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Barcelona man will become an Arsenal player for the rest of the season after arriving in London to complete his medical.

The loan deal will cost Arsenal a ‘minimum’ of €1m, the same amount that RB Leipzig are paying us for Emile Smith Rowe’s loan. Other outlets report that it could cost the club €2.5m.

Speaking to AS, Emery said, “We need wingers and Suárez, who I know, has this quality.

“The physical side of the English game? I do not know how he will cope. It is a challenge for him, and also it will be a challenge for him to help us.”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 27: Denis Suarez attends the 'FC Barcelona Welcome Party' at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on July 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 27: Denis Suarez attends the ‘FC Barcelona Welcome Party’ at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on July 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Suarez played for Emery when the pair were at Sevilla and they were reunited at Villarreal when the player left Manchester City in 2013.

Should the loan go well Arsenal will be able to purchase the 25-year-old for £18m. If it doesn’t, they can send him back and move on to other targets.

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