first_img Comment Arsenal looked into signing Malcom this January (Picture: Getty)Arsenal pulled out of a deal to sign both Denis Suarez AND Malcom on loan from Barcelona this January.Suarez, 25, put pen to paper on a new Barcelona contract before agreeing to join Arsenal until the end of the season. The Spaniard will be reunited with former manager at Sevilla, Unai Emery.The midfielder was keen for a temporary move after making only two substitute appearances in La Liga and another player looking to leave Barcelona this winter was Brazilian winger Malcom, 21.Arsenal have agreed to pay £2million as a loan fee for Suarez and have the option to make the move permanent for £18m in the summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityHowever, the loan fee Barca were demanding for Malcom far exceeded what the Gunners were willing to spend, according to the Sun.Malcom arrived at the Nou Camp with a big reputation from Bordeaux and Barca remain confident that he will fulfill his obvious potential, but the club were exploring the possibility of a loan move in order to secure regular game-time for the youngster. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 31 Jan 2019 12:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link908Shares Unai Emery and Denis Suarez know each other from their time at Sevilla (Picture: Getty)Suarez revealed that he looked up to Arsenal icons Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp while growing up.‘When I was little, Arsenal was the team that inspired me, I used to watch Bergkamp and Henry, they were legends,’ he said.‘My football philosophy? Have fun, enjoy yourself and win.’ Emery speaks after his Arsenal’s 2-1 win over CardiffTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:09FullscreenEmery speaks after his Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Cardiff is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Willian’s representatives in Paris poised to complete transfer The reason Arsenal pulled out of deal with Barcelona for Malcom Suarez will be with Arsenal until the summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend David Seaman believes his former club are making a mistake signing attack-minded players rather than defenders this January.‘We don’t need midfielders, we need defenders,’ the former goalkeeper told talkSPORT. ‘We’ve got big injuries to quite a few of them already, we need good defenders coming in.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Emery knows him [Suarez] and likes what he sees, but for me we’re crying out for defenders.‘We’re great going forward, but what’s happening with the defence? It’s just not got any better all season.‘At the moment it’s not working. It’s frustrating.’ Advertisementlast_img

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