With every transfer window comes rumours, smokescreens and infuriating nuggets of truth, and this January is no different.
Despite reports stating we have little to no budget for transfers currently, thanks to some serious spending over the last 12 months, we have been linked with a host of players already, even though the window has been open for a week.
There is one name that has been constantly attached to our club so far, and that name is Denis Suarez. The Spanish midfielder has been the subject of many stories that mention his name being among the highest of targets for our recruitment team, comprising Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi.
Not only this, but a reply to a Hector Bellerin instagram post has only poured fuel on the fire that Suarez is inbound - whether that be on an initial loan or a permanent deal is yet to be known.
Emery has been asked about Suarez and spoke very highly of the player too, instead of immediately ruling out a move.
So, what’s the lowdown on Suarez?
The 25 year old was part of Man City’s youth setup after being snapped up by the Manchester club from his hometown club of Celta. Suarez failed to make any appearances for City, before being purchased by the Catalans.
Suarez went on to make 36 appearances for the Barca second string, before going on loan to Sevilla and playing under our current boss, Unai Emery.
Suarez has since played for Villareal and the Barca first team, where he currently plies his trade. He has also made his debut for his country - back in 2016 - but that was his sole appearance.
Suarez will be keen for a move as his career has stalled somewhat at the Nou Camp. The player could be a direct replacement for the outgoing Aaron Ramsey, as he can carry the ball well, and his impressive first touch would be a good fit for our style of play. There is a doubt whether Suarez could deal with the physical demands of the PL, but this could happen over time.
Suarez has the technical qualities to add to our play and squad, but this rumour is still to be confirmed.
Until then, keep it tuned to The Arsenal Review for all the info.