Unai Emery explains why Denis Suarez still hasn’t started a match for Arsenal

first_imgDenis Suarez is yet to start for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has hinted that Denis Suarez could finally be ready start for Arsenal against Bournemouth this weekend.Suarez has only made four substitute appearances for Arsenal since completing a January loan move from Barcelona and did not even come off the bench as Emery’s side defeated Southampton on Sunday.There had been talk of Arsenal making Suarez’s move permanent in the summer, but the midfielder’s lack of game-time has cast serious doubt on this happening.However, Emery insists Suarez has now improved enough to start for the Gunners.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think Suarez is improving with his adaptation every day. Then his quality can give us a lot,’ Emery said ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Bournemouth at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think he is not OK today to play 90 minutes because he needs rhythm. But one positive is he can start [against Bournemouth] knowing that, or he can stay on the bench and then help us.’ Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 Feb 2019 3:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link508Shares Arsenal v Bournemouth: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:03FullscreenArsenal v Bournemouth: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-bournemouth-unai-emery-press-conference-1871444/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Suarez could start against Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)Emery had planned to bring Suarez on against Southampton but Stephan Lichtsteiner’s injury prevented him from doing so.‘He is working every day, improving and knowing us,’ Emery continued.‘His adaptation needs time to get confidence, to know his team-mates during training and then playing matches. Unai Emery explains why Denis Suarez still hasn’t started a match for Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement Comment Emery’s men host the Cherries at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)‘For him, all the minutes he gets are important. On Sunday [against Southampton] my idea was to play him for some minutes but after Lichtsteiner’s injury I couldn’t give him those minutes.‘But against Bournemouth is another opportunity.’Asked whether Suarez’s move will be made permanent ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, Emery replied: ‘For me the summer is so far away.’MORE: Beckham, Neville, Giggs and Scholes lead mourners for Man U coach’s funerallast_img read more