Arsenal loanee Denis Suarez has confirmed that he will not participate any further this season due to a groin injury.
The midfielder is currently on loan at the north London club from Catalan giants Barcelona but he will play no further part for the Gunners.
Struggling Suarez sits out: Five things you need to know…
- Denis Suarez has made 71 appearances for his parent club Barcelona.
- He joined Arsenal on loan in January as Unai Emery looked to strengthen their bid for a top-four finish.
- The 25-year-old has made just six appearances for Arsenal, with four outings in the Premier League.
- His 67 minutes of Premier League action was never bettered following an injury in the Europa League against BATE.
- Suarez has confirmed the news via an official statement on his personal Twitter account.
In what has been a frustrating campaign for Suarez, his time at Arsenal has been cut short due to an injury he picked up in February. The Spaniard has released a statement that announces his season is over in great detail.
Suarez wrote: “I want you all to know that I will not be able to play again this season.
“Some issues with my groin have made things tough since the game against BATE Borisov in the Europa League in February and now they have forced me to stop training altogether.
“After various medical consultations, the conclusion has been reached that I cannot keep on pushing it and I have started a period of treatment that cannot be done alongside competitive football.
— Denis Suarez (@DenisSuarez6) April 29, 2019
“I am sorry that all of the effort and sacrifice made to come to Arsenal hasn’t come to fruition as hoped and you can’t even imagine how angry I am about it, but health comes first.
“I want to give my thanks again to such a big club for trusting in me although things haven’t gone as we pictured they would. I am stepping aside but I am grateful for the messages of care and support that you all have sent to me every day.
“This will be where I take my strength from in order to return stronger than ever and ever more determined.”
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A tough end to a tough spell in England
Suarez joined Arsenal on loan in January, with the club excited of the prospect of an experienced Barcelona player strutting his stuff in the Premier League and beyond.
He made his debut in a 3-1 loss to Manchester City, coming on for the last 24 minutes of the match. However, that would be the most minutes Suarez would get to play in a Premier League match.
Brief showings against Huddersfield Town, Bournemouth and Manchester United occurred before his injury ruled him out of contention for the remainder of the season.
Arsenal did include the option to purchase the player this summer when they took a chance on Suarez, but his inability to impact Unai Emery side’s season may see this deal dead in the water.
However, the former Manchester City player did play under Emery in their time at Sevilla. The Arsenal manager may still see Suarez as a potential option this summer, but only once he has his fitness issues ironed out.