first_img Comment Advertisement Suarez’s time at Arsenal didn’t end well (Picture: Getty)‘I wanted Arsenal to sign me but the club were not able to at that time. Instead, they said, “Come here, get the continuity, then when you have a year remaining on your contract, we can sign you”. ‘So, OK, it sounded good. The truth is I rejected other teams: Real Betis, Sevilla, AC Milan all wanted me. I took the risk of going on a loan. ‘I could have signed for those other clubs on a four or five-year deal. That’s how much I wanted it to work at Arsenal. So people don’t know fully what happened.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 May 2020 2:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link269Shares How Unai Emery convinced Arsenal flop Denis Suarez to leave Barcelona Emery convinced Suarez to join (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery played a big role in convincing Denis Suarez to join Arsenal on loan from Barcelona – a move that turned out to be a disaster. Suarez, who had played under Emery previously at Sevilla, had an ill-fated spell at the Emirates, struggling with a groin injury throughout his time in north London.He failed to start a single game for the Gunners – playing just 67 minutes of football in the Premier League – and has subsequently signed for Celta Vigo. Emery has since followed him out of the Arsenal exit door and Suarez admitted it was a ‘risk’ to even move to the Premier League on loan in the first place when clubs such as AC Milan and Sevilla were keen to sign him on a permanent basis.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Unai told me he was looking for a winger — where Alex Iwobi or Henrikh Mkhitaryan played,’ Suarez told The Athletic. ‘It is not my best position but I can play on the wing. He insisted to me, “Come here. You will play. Don’t stay in Barcelona. Play, play, play and then we can sign you”. last_img read more