DENIS SUAREZ is targeting more Europa League glory after teaming up again with his former mentor Unai Emery at Arsenal.
The Barcelona playmaker will spend the rest of the season with the Gunners after his deadline-day loan switch and Arsenal have the option to make the move permanent in the summer.
Former Manchester City youngster Suarez, 25, was an unused substitute when Spanish side Sevilla won the 2014/15 Europa League under Emery, beating Dnipro 3-2 in the final.
‘I’ve come here to play as much as possible and try to help the team qualify for the Champions League,’ said Suarez. ‘I would like to win the Europa League with Arsenal too — why not?
‘It’s a trophy I won under Unai Emery at Sevilla and I would love to win it again here. I’m very pleased to be here and to be joining Arsenal. I’ve been pushing hard to come here. I’m finally here now and I’m really pleased.’
Suarez, who has one senior cap for Spain, believes his time at Sevilla under Emery helped him develop as a player.
‘I have a very good relationship with him,’ Suarez said of his compatriot. ‘I spent a year with him at Sevilla when we won the Europa League.
‘He’s a very demanding coach and one of the best coaches in the world right now. I’m really happy to have the chance to work with him again and I hope the rest of the season is successful for me and the club.’
On his loan to Sevilla from Barca, Suarez said: ‘I improved a lot as a player thanks to Emery. He was a big part of the reason I was able to go back to Barcelona after leaving on loan.’
Cash constraints have limited Arsenal to the loan market in this window but Emery is delighted with Suarez and said: ‘He brings us quality and options in many different attacking positions, so he’ll be able to help the team.’