Arsenal’s midfielder Denis Suarez took to social media on Monday to reveal that he will be missing the remainder of the season after suffering a groin injury. Since his arrival from FC Barcelona in January, the loanee has only made six appearances for the Gunners. His last outing came against Manchester United on March 10.
Head coach Unai Emery roped in Denis after previously working with him La Liga club Sevilla during the 2014-15 campaign. The 25-year-old came to the North London club in a bid to game time as he could not break into the quality-laden midfield for Barcelona. However, the midfielder has failed to impress at Arsenal.
“I want you all to know that I will not be able to play again this season,” Suarez wrote on Twitter.
“Some issues with my groin have made things tough since the game against BATE Borisov in the Europa League in February and now they have forced me to stop training altogether.
“After various medical consultations, the conclusion has been reached that I cannot keep on pushing it and I have started a period of treatment that cannot be done alongside competitive football.”
Suarez has played just over an hour of Premier League football – all as a substitute – and will miss Arsenal’s final two league games against Brighton on Sunday and Burnley on May 12, reported Reuters.
He will also miss both legs of the Europa League semi-final against Valencia, with Emery’s side fighting for a return to the Champions League next season.
Suarez’s contract with Barcelona runs until June 2021 but Arsenal have an option to buy the player when his loan expires at the end of the campaign.