Denis Suarez could make his first start for Arsenal against Newcastle as Unai Emery insists it is ‘normal’ for Spaniard to need time to settle
- Denis Suarez has not started a game since joining Arsenal on loan in January
- Unai Emery believes the midfielder is now ready for a place in his starting XI
- The Gunners face Newcastle on Monday after a warm weather camp in Dubai
- Emery says it’s ‘normal’ that Suarez has needed time to adapt to English football
Unai Emery says Denis Suarez is ready to start for Arsenal after six substitute appearances.
The midfielder, who is on loan from Barcelona, has had to get used to the bench since arriving at the club in January.
Arsenal face Newcastle on Monday and Emery is considering whether to hand the Spaniard his first start in a Gunners shirt.
Denis Suarez is now ready to start games for Arsenal, according to manager Unai Emery
Emery could hand Suarez his first Arsenal start against Newcastle on Monday evening
SUAREZ AT ARSENAL
Premier League appearances: 4
Europa League appearances: 2
‘He is OK for starting in the first eleven, to give us this impact,’ Emery said.
‘I think now our focus is collectively a very strong focus to help, in 90 minutes, 30 minutes or one minute.
‘We are going to need everybody, every player for the next matches.’
Asked whether it had taken Suarez time to settle, Emery said: ‘I think it’s normal. Now we have a lot of players ready, with a big mentality with a big performance to play and help us.
‘For me like that, we can be stronger, more competitive for taking the big performance, with Denis or with another player.’
Suarez took part in Arsenal’s warm weather training camp in Dubai over the international break