Done: Arsenal reach £14m agreement for first winter signing, Emery is delighted

Dennis Saurez of Barcelona is on the brink of joining Arsenal as their first January signing, this is according to latest reports.

Suarez has managed only two substitute appearances in the La Liga for Barcelona this season and he wants out of the Catalan club this winter.

The 24-year-old midfielder is very familiar with the style of Unai Emery as the pair worked together at Sevilla. Saurez left Barcelona B on a loan spell and he featured in 31 games for Emery.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Arsenal will pay £14million to get the player to put pen to paper. This sum is the standard of the Gunners who are tight-fisted when it comes to transfer funds.

The arrival of Saurez apparently is signals the exit of Aaron Ramsey, who looks set to join Juventus as a free agent.

Ramsey is out of contract at the end of this season, and he would command only a small transfer fee, with Juventus reportedly happy to sign him.

Suarez was firmly on the radar of AC Milan and Roma but the lure of playing in the Premier League was a major factor in his decision.

He also featured in the academy of Manchester City before returning to Spain.




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