Press conference

Unai Emery on Aaron Ramsey and Denis Suarez


Following our Emirates FA Cup third-round win over Blackpool, much of Unai Emery’s post-match press conference was dominated by transfer speculation.

Our head coach fielded questions on Aaron Ramsey’s future and addressed rumours linking us with Denis Suarez.

Read on to find out what he said:

on whether Denis Suarez is close to joining Arsenal…

I don’t know. 

on whether Suarez is a player he would like…

I think the club is working for the possibility to bring in some players who can help us during this next four months of competition. It’s a different situation. If the transfer market can help us find a centre back, the possibility to bring them in is not easy because we also have Mavropanos coming back from injury. If we have the possibility to sign some important players, we can do it. At left or right wing, perhaps one player can help us in this position. We will only sign players who give us quality. 

on whether Suarez is a winger or a central player…

He was playing as a left or right winger for Sevilla when he was with me.

on Aaron Ramsey’s situation…

For me the best thing about Aaron Ramsey is his commitment today and his performance is the most important thing for me. I am very proud of every player because of how they played and how they worked together. I’m so pleased with how they all adapted to the circumstances today. 

on whether there’s an update on Ramsey’s situation…

I am thinking about each match, preparing each match, and today I can say to you, to every supporter, that we are at the beginning of this competition. This experience and this mentality shown by every player today is something to be proud of. About his situation? I don’t know.

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