Alexandre Lacazette loses it as Denis Suarez scores a screamer in Arsenal training
Denis Suarez hasn’t been at Arsenal long but already it seems as though he’s making a strong impression on his new teammates. Following weeks of speculation, Suarez finally completed his move to Arsenal on transfer deadline day, signing on loan from Barcelona until the end of the season.
The 25-year-old was Unai Emery’s only addition in the January transfer window but the Arsenal boss knows all about his new recruit having previously coached him at Sevilla. After wrapping the deal up early on Thursday, Arsenal were able to register Suarez in time to face his former club Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday.
Emery hinted that his new signing could be involved for that game, saying: ‘I am thinking about all of the players. If he starts, I have confidence in him.’ Suarez has barely featured for Barcelona this season, making just eight appearances but judging by his early training sessions at Colney he is ready to make an instant impact.
In an official video released by the club, Suarez scored a lovely goal at the end of a training session, bending an unstoppable shot in off the post from the edge of the box (at minute 4.46) – much to the delight of Alexandre Lacazette. Suarez isn’t noted for his goalscoring record, netting 26 career goals in over 200 appearances, but he did score six times in all competitions during the 2014-15 season at Sevilla under Emery playing in a more advanced position.
Emery has hinted that he intends to use Suarez as a winger despite him playing predominantly as a central midfielder during his time at Barcelona and he will be hoping that the once-capped Spain international can add goals to Arsenal’s team from midfield. Although Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lacazette have been in good goalscoring form with 15 and nine Premier League goals respectively, their next highest scorer in the league is Henrikh Mkhitaryan with four.