Unai Emery Gives Update On Arsenal's Chase For Barcelona Star

Unai Emery Gives Update On Arsenal's Chase For Barcelona Star

The north London club, who have missed out on top-four finishes and Champions League qualification in the previous two seasons, are fifth in the table with 41 points, but Emery said fans could not expect permanent recruits in January.

Emery also praised the attitude of midfielder Aaron Ramsey who is set to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract ends.

"I don't know now his [Suarez's] situation but we can only sign on a loan", Emery said. "We can only loan players".

Emery actually confirmed on Thursday that Arsenal are only able to sign players on loan this month, with permanent deals likely to wait until the summer.

"If we can find one player who can help us like we need, with the quality and a different player for getting in our squad, we are going to do it".

"I don't know about his situation", said the Gunners boss on Suarez. Emery said he expects to see the same level of commitment from the 28-year-old when his side travel to West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.

"We can not sign permanently". Every day he's here with us, he's working very well.

"We pushed him and he was playing three matches during the week, but not ninety minutes each match".

"I want his behaviour and his focus to be on West Ham on Saturday". "His future I respect a lot because he has a very private decision but he is with us every day, and I repeat that I am very happy with him".

Arsenal have won their last three Premier League games against the Hammers but Emery's side have struggled on the road in recent weeks.

In another key team news, in addition to the five defenders, Mesut Ozil has made his return to full training after a series of niggling injuries and.

Arsenal have been handed a major injury boost ahead of the game as Hector Bellerin is back from a calf injury while Nacho Monreal is also pushing for a recall after recovering from a niggling hamstring problem.

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