Denis Suarez is counting down the days until his loan spell from Emirates is over.
The midfielder was hopeful of reigniting his career under former manager but has been limited to just six substitute appearances since his arrival in January.
Denis Suarez’s prospects of playing a significant role in the Gunners’ run-in have been hampered further by a groin injury which has ruled him out for Europa League quarter-final second leg.
Denis Suarez has struggled to adapt to life in England and is rarely seen smiling, while he is often the first player to leave the stadium on a match day.
The Premier League giants have the option to make the 25-year-old’s move from Barcelona a permanent one at the cost of £22 million in the summer but are almost sure not to take up that option.
Denis Suarez’s only start for Arsenal thus far came against Al-Nasr during a warm-weather training camp in Dubai, but an encouraging performance there failed to convince Unai Emery he was ready for the rigours of the English football.
Indeed, the former Villarreal man’s last competitive appearance came against rivals Manchester United almost a month ago when he played the final 10 minutes as a second-half substitute.
‘He has two years left at Barcelona. This year in England has not been his best. He has played little and hasn’t been able to find a rhythm,’ Denis Suarez’s representative told Radio Kiss Kiss earlier this week.