Arsenal are set to reject their option to buy Denis Suarez from Barcelona, and they plan to send the 25-year-old back to Spain this summer, according to a report.
The S*n claim Suarez has ‘struggled to impress’ Unai Emery so far, and Arsenal are already looking at alternative signings for the summer. The Gunners have an option to buy in the midfielder’s contract, but the report suggests they’ll turn it down and send the player back.
The reasoning is seemingly that Arsenal don’t believe Suarez can adapt to the physicality of English football. Nonetheless, Emery still wants to give his loan signing a chance to adapt before they make their final decision.
This rumour has already been misinterpreted back in Spain, with Football-Espana under the impression that Arsenal plan to cut the loan short and send Suarez back two months early. There’s no suggestion that’s the case in the source material.
Suarez’s performances have arguably been improving with each substitute appearance, so it would be a bit strange to write him off completely with two months still to play. The Barcelona man had some really positive touches against Manchester United, and it remains to be seen how he’ll do if given starts.
Given the source of the information, it’s probably better we wait for updates from somewhere else before taking this as fact.