Emery: Arsenal can not make January deals

Suarez, 24, is reportedly available for a fee of £18 million this month and is free to leave Camp Nou.

They might be looking to the January transfer window to secure a loan move, which could prove crucial to development.

"We can not sign permanently".

"The club is working". I can not say more about his situation. "At the moment, I haven't got any news". They've both said that whenever I'm ready, it's up to me to make a decision.

However, the Spanish newspaper says there is yet to be an agreement between the two clubs as Arsenal want to sign Suarez on an initial loan while Barcelona want to sell in a permanent deal worth around £9m - £13.5m.

"I'm not saying he is the best in the league but he is definitely on the right track".

Emery never gives much away when he's asked about the 30-year-old's situation and insists that he does have a future at the club. His response has been very good in training and matches with good performances.

Should, as expected, he depart the London Stadium, West Ham will be eager to find a swift replacement, which could be easier said than done.

"I respect his decision a lot. I can not tell you more".

The former Stoke man has been one of the Irons' most important players since he joined in 2017. Ryan Fredericks and Javier Hernandez are still unavailable despite returning to full training over the week, with Fabian Balbuena requiring surgery on his meniscus after breaking down while training with the first team.

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The Gunners boss also stated that Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin are back working with the team again but that Danny Welbeck and Holding are still out injured.

Rumours are rife that the former England worldwide could be set to exit Anfield this very window, having been restricted to only 262 league minutes this season, while he's only completed two full league games in the last 15 months. West Ham meanwhile, are 10th on 28 points after 21 games.

Vanessa Coleman