Denis Suarez’s agent has admitted that the player is indeed injured and that Napoli are interested in signing him.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Denis Suarez of Arsenal battles for possession with Luke Shaw of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Denis Suarez of Arsenal battles for possession with Luke Shaw of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

An exclusive in Tuesday’s Daily Mail revealed that Denis Suarez is carrying a groin injury and that’s why the Spaniard has not featured recently and his agent has now confirmed this information.

“He has two years left at Barcelona,” Felix Guende told Radio Kiss Kiss. “This year in England hasn’t been his best. He’s played little and hasn’t been able to find a rhythm. At the moment, he’s injured. He has muscle fatigue and an injury.

“We’re awaiting the results from the exams. Napoli? The interest is always appreciated, being a team that has been fighting for the top positions for years. It’s a bit soon to talk about the transfer window, but we aren’t excluding anything.”

Suarez has played just 95 minutes since his loan move from Barcelona in January and was missing from the Arsenal squad that travelled to Watford on Monday night. It’s safe to say that, at the very least, none of us have seen enough of him to determine whether or not the club should spend €20m on him in the summer.

It doesn’t look like that will change any time soon with the player believing rest will help sort out the groin strain that’s been hampering him.

Daily Mail 16 April 2019

Suarez’s loan from Barcelona has cost Arsenal around €33,000 per minute played since he arrived in January.

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Denis Suarez of Arsenal looks on from the bench prior to the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith's Stadium on February 9, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: Denis Suarez of Arsenal looks on from the bench prior to the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith’s Stadium on February 9, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

There was a reasonable amount of excitement when Denis Suarez arrived at Arsenal from Barcelona but that has given way to apathy – if fans even think of him it all.

Since he arrived, he has played just 67 minutes in the Premier League and 28 in the Europa League.

That means, when you factor in the €2.5m Arsenal are paying for his loan fee and the €600,000 he’s received in wages, he’s cost Arsenal €33k a minute.

Denis Suarez’s minutes:

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Denis Suarez of Arsenal shields the ball from Fernandinho of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 03: Denis Suarez of Arsenal shields the ball from Fernandinho of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • v Bate Borisov (a) 16
  • v Bate Borisov (h) 12
  • v Manchester City (a) 24
  • v Huddersfield (a) 14
  • v Bournemouth (h) 19
  • v Manchester United (h) 10

Arsenal have the option of buying Suarez for €20m at the end of his loan spell but reports over recent weeks claim this won’t be happening.

It’s not hard to understand why.

To date, Suarez’s best performance in an Arsenal shirt came in the friendly against Al Nasr during the last international break.