A newspaper report has explained the real reason that Denis Suarez has struggled to make an impact at Arsenal with huge question marks now surrounding his future at the club.
The 25-year-old has been largely peripheral since his arrival in January on loan from Barcelona and he is yet to make a competitive start for the Gunners.
Now though the Daily Mail explain that a niggling groin problem has been hindering the midfielder and his chances of staying with the club next season look slim.
Suarez is struggling so much with the injury that Arsenal’s medical team are now suggesting he reduces his role in training after feeling pain in recent sessions.
The report says: “Suarez is likely to hold talks with manager Unai Emery in the coming 24 hours to lessen his role in training in a bid to ease the problem.”
The paper has some pretty detailed information on the injury, so much so you wonder whether it has come straight from Suarez or his agent in a bid to defend his poor spell in London. Apparently the pain Suarez is feeling is along the pubic bone and is at its worst when “twisting and turning quickly”.
Suarez is said to be “desperate to be fully fit in order to break into the Arsenal team” with the games running out.
The Gunners agreed to take on Suarez’s full Barcelona salary – believed to be around £60,000 a week – to get the deal over the line in January.
Suarez extended his Barca contract until June 2021 before heading to Arsenal, who have an option to sign the player in a permanent deal worth in excess of £20million.