Gunners can only loan, not buy players: Emery

Bartomeu comes in to play with Denis Suarez

Unai Emery gives ‘green light’ to complete signing of 25-year-old attacker, not Suarez

ARSENAL have reportedly agreed terms with Denis Suarez but can not afford Barcelona's £10million demands.

Unai Emery admits Arsenal can only afford to make loan signings in the January transfer window - but insists he will be happy with his squad if the Gunners fail to add any new recruits.

News of this potential deal comes from the Evening Standard, who state that Arsenal are exploring all their options as they do not have the available transfer funds to pursue a traditional deal for Barcelona's Suarez.

He played for a season in their youth team and impressed enough to earn a loan move to Emery's Sevilla.

"The reality is he was with our squad when we went to Getafe on Sunday and he is always competing to be in the squad, so yes he does have a future".

And I want his focus to be on us, the manager said.

"Every day he's here with us, he's working very well".

Valverde has told reporters that even his stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will need time to rest. The most important thing is that Aaron Ramsey is with us.

However, it remains to be seen whether the club can secure a loan for the 25-year-old midfielder, with Barcelona asking for £10 million (S$17.2 million).

'We can not sign (players) permanently, ' he said.

The north London club are fifth on the table with 41 points, but Emery said fans could not expect permanent recruits in January. "At the moment we are better than we were a week ago".

Although Barcelona are looking for £14m for the player, Arsenal seem to be working on a deal that could feature a clause to buy at the end of a temporary deal, likely to be short-term season-long.

"The club is working, telling me each moment different situations can happen". "We can only sign players later on". If the transfer market can help us find a centre-back, the possibility to bring them in is not easy because we also have Mavropanos coming back from injury. As he exited the pitch, he gave the sort of applause to the home fans which has always meant "thank you, but I'm off".

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