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Unai Emery has suggested that “primitive” talks have been held about Arsenal completing a deal to sign Denis Suarez from FC Barcelona this month.
The Gunners have been linked with a move to bring the 25-year-old midfielder to The Emirates as Emery looks to sign some reinforcements in the mid-season transfer window.
With a little over 10 days left before the transfer window closes, Arsenal are running out of time to get deals over the line.
Now, Arsenal boss Emery has appeared to suggest that the Gunners have held preliminary talks to land the midfielder.
Emery is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror: “Conversations with us have been very primitive.
“I don’t want to say to you this private conversations with the club.”
Asked more broadly about his plans for the January transfer window, Emery went on to admit that it is not easy to bring in the right players at this stage of the season.
He continued: “This transfer [window] is not easy to take players who can help us with more performance than the players we have now.
“The club is working. I spoke with Sven and Raul about different possibilities for players. They are working.
“It’s not easy to take players who can help us with a big performance now. It’s more one transfer [window] for something special you need.
“The club is working on the possibility to loan players. If we can take to help us for different positions in the team we can.”
Emery is currently preparing his Arsenal side for their home clash against Chelsea FC in the Premier League at The Emirates on Saturday night.
The Gunners – who are fifth in the top flight table as they chase Champions League qualification – are aiming to bounce back from the disappointment of their 1-0 loss to West Ham United last weekend.