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Denis Suarez has hinted he wants to remain at Arsenal beyond the end of the current season.
The Spaniard arrived on loan from Barcelona last month and was reunited with Unai Emery with whom he won the Europa League during their time together at Sevilla.
Despite injuries to the likes of Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Danny Welbeck, Suarez has been made to wait for his first start having made just four substitute appearances thus far.
Despite a slow start to life in north London, Suarez insists he is determined to become ‘an important’ player for the club amid reports that Barcelona will demand £17million from the Gunners if they want to keep the versatile midfielder on a permanent basis.
‘My aim is to be a success here, perform well and feel important,’ he told the club’s YouTube channel.
‘I’d like to become an important player at the club.
‘I joined Arsenal to get a lot of playing time, to be an important player and feel important ‘I’m determined to perform well and be a success at this great club.’
On Emery’s influence on his career, he added:
‘I think Unai made me a football player, when I joined [Sevilla] I was a prospect
‘I was coming off the back of a great season in the second division with Barca B. But it was a big step up to the elite level. he really helped me.’