‘He is improving every day with us’: Unai Emery reveals Arsenal loanee Denis Suarez trained alone on Monday to get up to speed following his arrival
- Denis Suarez went in to train alone at Arsenal’s training ground on Monday
- Suarez played 24 minutes as a substitute in the 3-1 defeat at Manchester City
- He then headed for an extended individual session the following morning
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed new signing Denis Suarez went in to train alone at the club’s training ground on Monday as he looks to get up to speed following the Spaniard’s loan move from Barcelona.
Suarez played 24 minutes as a substitute in the 3-1 defeat at Manchester City last weekend and then headed to the club’s training ground the following morning for an extended individual session with Emery’s backroom staff.
Emery said: ‘The first day last week was adaption to us and also with minutes against Manchester City. But already from the first day with us, he was already with good performance, but this week he worked Monday with our coaches and also yesterday.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed new signing Denis Suarez trained alone on Monday
Suarez played 24 minutes as a substitute in the 3-1 defeat at Manchester City last weekend
‘Today he is working with different adaptation and better than last week. I hope he will continue, he is improving every day with us. Then I hope he can show in the next matches how he can help us better than in the first match against Manchester City.’
After slipping to sixth in the race for the top four in the Premier League, Emery has now demanded his side win this weekend at Huddersfield and step up their game away from home, where Arsenal have lost three consecutive games in the top-flight.
Emery said: ‘Away games have been a challenge and each match is a new challenge. Each match is also a very big opportunity for us to fight for the possibility to take three points and continue in our way better than how we are doing in away games now.
Emery has demanded his side win this weekend at Huddersfield and end they away day blues
‘We are working on that and we also need to improve on our away form, how we can do better playing against teams who press high against us.’
Emery will be boosted by the Ainsley Maitland-Niles while Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to be on the bench. There are minor doubts about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Emery explained: ‘Today, Aubameyang is sick but I think he’s okay for Saturday. Also yesterday, Laurent Koscielny was sick but today he is training well. I think the other players are well and will be OK for Saturday.’