In January, Arsenal completed the loan signing of Denis Suarez from Barcelona. Manager Unai Emery hailed the transfer as a boost to the Gunners’ attack that would bring precision and pace to the final third.
Looking back on the Spaniard’s time in north London, it is fair to describe his impact as extremely limited. Suarez has played just six times, neither scoring nor assisting a single goal, all during substitute appearances lasting no longer than 25 minutes.
Instead of Suarez, Arsenal could turn their interest towards Bournemouth’s incisive winger Ryan Fraser this summer in order to revitalise their frontline.
Football.London recently reported that Arsenal and Chelsea were in the hunt for the 25-year-old with the Gunners the more likely of the two sides to capture his signature.
Signing the Scottish attacker would be an excellent addition to Emery’s side, as Fraser has blazed a trail in the Premier League this season. The diminutive attacker is blessed with pace and an eye for goal, as well as a knack for providing assists for striker Callum Wilson.
A player like Fraser makes his team-mates look better on the pitch thanks to his intelligent movement and pinpoint passing facilitating speedy attacks.
Arsenal must act decisively to sign him this summer and avoid repeating the mistake of signing an ineffectual winger like Suarez.