Arsenal boss Unai Emery might today hand Denis Suarez his Premier League debut when they face defending champions Manchester City.
Suarez, who completed a loan witch from Barcelona last month, trained with his new team-mates on Friday and will hope to feature against Pep Guardiola’s outfit.
Emery remained coy on where and when he is likely to field the Spanish midfielder in his line-up, praising Suarez’s versatility having worked with him at Sevilla in 2014/15.
When asked about the new arrival in his pre-match press conference, Emery said:”I think he is good, he adapts quickly and he is a player with quality.
“I am thinking about all the players. If he starts, I have confidence in him.
“He can play right he can play inside like a No 10 player. I will use him in all positions.”
Emery’s comments suggest Suarez is most likely to be in competition with Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for a spot in the starting XI.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should start up front while Granit Xhaka should return as part of a three-man midfield.
Laurent Koscielny is back in training and could return after a nasty jaw injury.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has returned to training and is available but Danny Welbeck remains a long-term absentee.
Arsenal line-up vs Manchester City – Premier League
(4-3-1-2): Leno; Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Koscielny, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Torreira, Guendouzi; Ramsey; Lacazette, Aubameyang