DENIS Suarez finally competed his loan switch to Arsenal from Barcelona

arsenal confirmed on Twitter that the club have made their first signing of the transfer window.

Alongside an animation of Suarez, who will be on loan until the end of the season, it read: « At last, the notice you’ve been sitting tight for. Welcome to Arsenal. »

After he penned the deal, Suarez revealed that he has always had a weakness for the North London club.

He said: « One thing no one knows about me is that when I was little and I used to watch the Premier League on TV, Arsenal were a group that truly roused me.

« I used to watch Bergkamp and Henry – they’re both legends of the club and ideally we can emulate their example. »

On the Arsenal website, Emery added: « We are exceptionally upbeat that Denis Suarez is joining us.

Barcelona confirmed on social media the 25-year-old had extended his contract at the Nou Camp before he joined Arsenal.

During his time with the Spanish giants, he played 71 games, scored eight goals and won five trophies.

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