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Unai Emery confirmed negotiations are ongoing in his press conference this week as they look to land the Barcelona man Denis Suarez.
A deal for the midfielder is not yet completed, with rumours Arsenal are looking to negotiate a loan deal with a clause to make the move permanent in the summer.
After two-and-a-half immensely frustrating years at Barcelona, Suarez looks set to make a fresh start in the Premier League.
The versatile midfielder will have the chance to relaunch his flagging career at Arsenal, with a January loan move now close. It is a fantastic opportunity for Suarez, who has failed to fulfil his potential since moving to Camp Nou.
Emery, of course, played a bigger part than most in Suarez’s Barca move. After unsuccessful early stints at Manchester City and the Catalans ended, the then-Sevilla coach brought him to Andalusia in 2014.
Arsenal fans reckon they have spotted a major clue that Suarez will eventually seal a switch to the Emirates after a post from his girlfriend, Nadia Aviles, on social media.
As Suarez came off the bench in Barcelona’s Copa del Rey clash with Levante on Thursday, Aviles posted a photo of herself on Instagram.
The model posted the location of the post as London, United Kingdom – leading to a string of comments from Arsenal fans convinced it is a clue as to her boyfriends’ future.
Comments on the photo included “welcome to north London” and “welcome to Arsenal family” as they believe the midfielder is set to link up with Emery.
There is no doubt Emery is desperate to complete the transfer, but it still doesn’t seen look like the deal is over the line just yet.