Spain international Denis Suarez has joined English giants Arsenal from Spanish football powerhouse FC Barcelona on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has reunited with Arsenal head coach Unai Emery, who is a Spanish tactician.
Suarez spent the 2014/15 season on loan with Sevilla, where he was part of the squad which won the 2015 Europa League.
"We are very happy that Denis Suarez is joining us. He is a player we know well and I have worked with him at Sevilla. He brings us quality and options in many different attacking positions, so he’ll be able to help the team," Unai said.
Suarez is pleased to have joined one of the biggest clubs in the English Premier League (EPL).
"I have a very good relationship with Unai Emery. I think he’s a very demanding coach and one of the best coaches in the world right now - I’ve been saying that for a while," Suarez said.
“Sevilla was my first year playing football at the elite level - my first year in the top division. I improved a lot as a player thanks to him. He really helped me. I think he was a big part of the reason I was able to go back to Barcelona after leaving on loan.
“The main thing is that he dedicates a great deal of time to his work. He spends many hours and days watching videos of other teams and his own side," he added.
“His training sessions are really demanding and he ensures that the team is completely prepared. But as I say, the biggest thing is the time he dedicates to his work. As we’d say in Spanish, he’s ‘un enfermo del fútbol’ - football mad.”