Adama Traore, who played with Denis Suarez at Barcelona, believes the player will be a hit at Arsenal but that it will take him time to settle.

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Denis Suárez of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith's Stadium on February 09, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: Denis Suárez of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith’s Stadium on February 09, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Despite needing bodies but only being able to sign players on loan in January, the club managed to bring in Denis Suarez from Barcelona for €1m with an option to buy the 25-year-old for €20m at the end of the season.

While we’re used to a lot of players being eased into life in England, I think it’s safe to say that most of us expected to have seen more of Suarez by the end of February than we have so far.

But the Spaniard has seen just 38 minutes of Premier League action and 28 in the Europa League, admittedly, four minutes more than he played for Barcelona in the Champions League before he left.

Speaking upon his arrival, Unai Emery highlighted that the physicality of the league might be an issue for Suarez when he 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.”

This is a sentiment his former teammate, Adama Traore, has backed up.

“It’s a good move but it will be a difficult start,” Traore said. “The Premier League is getting better every year.”

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