Unai Emery explains how the ‘Invincibles’ helped convince Denis Suarez to join Arsenal


first_imgThierry Henry played a pivotal role in Arsenal’s Premier League triumph in 2003-04 (Getty Images)‘He works every day with a very big ambition to improve, because he loves football,’ Emery revealed to Arsenal’s website.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s usually speaking about football and when he was in Spain he said to us, and I read in the newspapers, that he was watching Arsenal matches when Arsenal were playing with Thierry Henry and the Invincible players.‘His decision to come here is because he thinks Arsenal is a big club.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySuarez arrives at Arsenal having won the La Liga title with Barcelona last season and they were agonisingly close to emulating Arsenal’s achievements in 2003-04, losing just once throughout the campaign.The midfielder also won two Cope Del Rey’s and two Spanish Super Cup’s during his two-and-a-half years in Catalunya and was part of Emery’s Sevilla squad that lifted the Europa League in 2014-15.Emery hinted in his pre-match press conference that Suarez could be in line to start for City at the Etihad, saying: ‘I am thinking about all the players. If he starts, I have confidence in him.’He also rejected the idea that his arrival could impact Mesut Ozil’s involvement, suggesting his new signing could play as a winger due to his problems in that area of the pitch.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Denis Suarez moved to Arsenal as he sees them as a ‘big club’ according to Emery (Getty Images)Unai Emery has revealed that the legacy of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ team helped convince Denis Suarez to join on loan from Barcelona this month.Arsenal famously went the whole of the 2003-04 Premier League season unbeaten as Arsene Wenger’s side containing the likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira, swept all before them.That was the last league title that Arsenal lifted and although their wait to win another will be extended beyond the current campaign, Emery has steered his team back into the top-four following their 2-0 win over Cardiff in midweek.After completing his move from Barcelona on deadline day, Suarez is in line to feature against his former club Manchester City and Emery is confident that his new recruit’s desire to improve will stand him in good stead.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Feb 2019 6:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link134Shares Unai Emery explains how the ‘Invincibles’ helped convince Denis Suarez to join Arsenallast_img

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