Ornstein: Arsenal still chasing winger after Suarez signing

The on and off and on and off and on and off and then on again Denis Suarez story appears to be coming to an end, with the midfielder widely reported to be joining the club on loan after extending his contract with Barcelona.

The news of his arrival was confirmed by David Ornstein who also revealed that Arsenal are still chasing another signing on top of that one.

In a BBC article, he says that Ivan Perisic and Yannick Carrasco are the two players we’re looking at.

The former seems most likely as Inter Milan are open to his departure, again the sticking point appears to be an obligation to buy the player, whereas Arsenal only want an option.

The Belgian international, meanwhile, signed for Chinese side Dalian Yifang from Atletico Madrid last year and is earning a very large wage – and the chances of us matching that as well as paying the kind of fee which would see them recoup some of what they paid for him seem very slim.

And in news that will surprise nobody, the club are not looking to make a defensive signing in spite of the absences of Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding for the rest of the season, and that of Sokratis who is out with an ankle injury for another month.

The only logical explanation is that we have summer targets in place who we see as genuine upgrades but who we can’t bring in this month.

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