Barca's Denis Suarez gives the OK to Arsenal

Unai Emery has convinced the player to sign for the Gunners

Denis Suárez desató su rabia en su primer gol ante la Cultural | LALIGA

The decision is taken. Denis Suarez will leave Barcelona in the winter window if his club and Arsenal strike a deal. Although the Galician has had a lot of offers, Unai Emery has won him over and he wants to join the Gunners.

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The player's thumbs up was essential to advance the conversations. Now the two sides can try to reach a deal. Barca want a transfer fee but clubs aren't keen to invest much in January. The Catalans are looking at other options, like a loan with an obligatory option to buy. Denis's contract expires in 2020.

Rafinha Alcantara is a precedent. Barca loaned him to Inter Milan, who were supposed to pay 35m to sign him in the summer - but they did not go through on the deal. Denis had offers from Milan and Valencia but he wants to go to London.

Denis knows Unai Emery first-hand from his time at Sevilla. Even though the coach stopped couting on him during the second half of the 2014-15 season, the relationship stayed strong. The former PSG coach would like him at the Emirates now, with the clubs set to negotiate in the coming days.

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