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Denis Suarez has moved to Arsenal (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Denis Suarez has moved to Arsenal (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Denis Suarez has moved to Arsenal (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has praised the attacking quality of Denis Suarez after signing the Spain international on loan.

Suarez, 25, joins on loan from Barcelona for the rest of the season in a move which reunites him with Emery.

The pair were together at Sevilla in the 2014-15 season when the LaLiga club won the Europa League.

"We are very happy that Denis Suarez is joining us," Emery told the official Arsenal website.

"He is a player we know well and I have worked with him at Sevilla.

"He brings us quality and options in many different attacking positions, so he'll be able to help the team."

Suarez's arrival came with Arsenal youngster Emile Smith-Rowe expected to join Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig on loan.

Meanwhile, Manchester City have signed teenager Ante Palaversa from Hajduk Split, with the midfielder immediately rejoining the Croatian side on loan.

The 18-year-old completed a medical in Manchester this week and has moved for a reported fee of £7million.

Hajduk have announced Palaversa will return to them on loan until the end of the 2019-20 season, although City can recall him next January.

The Croatia Under-19 international is happy to stay with his boyhood club ahead of linking up with "one of the biggest clubs in the world".

"Thanks to Manchester City for the trust," he told Hajduk's website.

"There is still a lot of work ahead of me. I have not yet shown all I can and I hope to play for Hajduk to justify the great trust I have received from England's champions."

Independent News Service