Ahead of his move to Arsenal, Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez has described Unai Emery as one of the best coaches in the world, according to reports.
Emerging reports over the the course of last week indicated that Arsenal are on the cusp of signing Suarez from Barcelona in a £14m deal. The Gunners decision to sign the versatile midfielder stems from their need of a winger, right or left, as revealed by Emery after his side thrashed Blackpool in the FA Cup on Saturday night.
Saurez left Barcelona B for Sevilla on a loan spell, where he was a key member of Emery’s squad that won the Europa Cup in the 2-14-15 season at that time. This season for Barcelona, he has only featured in two La Liga games, both cameos as a sub.
While the spell of Suarez and Emery was said to be successful at Sevilla, the Spanish midfielder has laid bare his desire to working with his former boss who knows how to bring the best out of him.
‘He is one of the best coaches around. He really gets the best out of us,’ Suarez told UEFA’s official website back in 2015. ‘He considers each and every one of his players and always puts those who are in the best possible shape in his starting line-up.
‘I have been playing for him for a year and I am really happy. ‘He always talks to you, both in good moments – to prevent you being distracted – and bad, to help you recover. The way he treats players is exceptional.’
Suarez is seen as the replacement of Aaron Ramsey, who is set to depart the club but in the summer.
Ramsey will see out his contract at the end of the season and Arsenal are unwilling to hand him a new improved deal.