Arsenal have edged closer to the signing of Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez after a major development during last night’s Spanish La Liga game with Getafe.
According to the Daily Star, Denis Suarez travelled with the Barcelona squad for the game with Getafe on Sunday night and was scheduled to start on the bench.
The Spanish international player was eventually left out of the 18-man Barcelona team for the game to further fuel rumours of a move to North London giants Arsenal.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for Denis Suarez with recent reports claiming that the transfer is a done deal.
Denis Suarez has already talked up his frustration at a lack of playing time at Barcelona this season.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has preferred the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Rafinha Alcantara, Ousmane Dembele and Malcom to him this season.
Speaking after he scored a brace against Cultural Leonesa last month, Denis Suarez talked about his desire to be handed more first team opportunities.
Denis Suarez will reunite with Arsenal manager Unai Emery if he signs for the North Londoners.
He played under Unai Emery while the Arsenal boss was the manager of Spanish La Liga giants Sevilla.