ARSENAL boss Unai Emery is yet to make a decision on Denis Suarez’s future – but knows he’s still not ready to play a full 90 minutes yet.
The Spanish midfielder, 25, has made just four appearances since joining from Barcelona on loan in January.
Suarez has featured just twice in the Premier League – and not since the 2-1 win over Huddersfield on February 9.
Arsenal have the option to sign Suarez permanently on an £18million deal this summer, but the Barca man is yet to impress the Gunners boss.
Emery said: “Denis is improving every day and his quality can give us a lot. He cannot play 90 minutes because he needs rhythm.
“One possibility is he starts and knows that [he would come off] or he comes off the bench.
“He is getting to know us. His adaptation needs time.
“My idea was to play Denis on Sunday off the bench but the injury to Stephan Lichtsteiner meant I could not give him minutes.”
Emery then went on to suggest he has not made a decision on whether to sign Suarez on a permanent basis.
The Gunners boss added: “For me so far, each match and each week can change a lot. We are every match doing a test.
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“We are very demanding to work hard, be focused and show everyone we can improve and be better every day. Summer is very far away.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal are being tipped to land Roma sporting director Monchi – another step towards becoming a “selling club”.
But Emery says whatever step they take, it will be for the benefit of the club.
The Spanish chief said: “The club is working on how we can improve, how we can be better in the present and the future with the people working for us.
“I was usually working with a sporting director in all of my teams.
“When I arrived I was working with Mislintat and I worked well with him. The club is working for change.”