Arsenal manager Unai Emery has opened up about how new signing Denis Suarez has been adapting to life with the Gunners.
25-year-old Spain international joined Arsenal on loan from Barcelona this week, having previously worked with Emery during another one of his loan spells away from the Nou Camp at Sevilla in the 2014/15 season.
Emery is hopeful the talented midfielder’s quality can help Arsenal over the remainder of the season, and the Gunners boss also pointed out that Suarez is able to integrate with his teammates easily on account of him being fluent in English, having come through the youth set up at Man City.
“I know the player and he started to train individually yesterday,” Emery told a press conference on Friday.
“Today he was with the group. It’s good, his adaption has been quick. He’s a player with quality and I think he can help us with his quality, and also his ambition to do something important here. It’s a good challenge for him to help us.
“Firstly he knows the language – he can speak English, which is important for us. Secondly, he played at Manchester City with the youth teams.
“He has a big experience in Spain, at Sevilla, at Villarreal, where he played in a semi-final against Liverpool in the Europa League. After, he played with Barcelona, not in the first XI a lot of times, but he helped them there and played in the Champions League, in an important team with important players. I think for him it’s easy to adapt with us.”
Arsenal travel to the Etihad to face Suarez’s former employers Man City this Sunday.