With a Premier League match coming up, Unai Emery has come out in public to reveal the reason behind January signing Denis Suarez rare start since his arrival.
The North London club signed the 25-year-old during the winter transfer window on loan from Barcelona including an option to buy in the summer.
The Spanish midfielder, who is yet to register a start for the Gunners this season, only has 6 appearances for the club.
The 25-year-old midfielder seems to be struggling with the Gunners following his lack of starts. In a media conference Emery talked about the player’s struggles and making it to the team.
Emery, who has formerly worked together with Suarez back at Sevilla, claims that the midfielder needed time to adapt.
The Gunners’ manager, however, said that the Spanish star is all set to mark his first start for the Gunners this season.
Speaking in a conference, Emery said: “I think yes. I think he is OK for starting in the first 11 or for giving us this impact after.
“But I think now, our focus is collectively very strongly focused on helping in 90 minutes, or 50 minutes, or one minute.
“We are going to need every player for the next matches.
“I think it’s normal (needing time to settle at new club).
“But we have a lot of players ready and with a big mentality and a big performance for playing and helping us.
“For me, like that, we can be stronger, more competitive for taking big performances.
“With Denis or with another (player).”