Denis Suarez has confirmed that he’s played his last match for Arsenal because of a persistent groin injury.
The 25-year-old joined the north London club on-loan from Barcelona in January but has found his time at the Emirates curtailed by a groin complaint.
He has failed to make a single start for Arsenal, despite costing the club £3.2million, including his £55,000 per week wages and £2.5m signing-on fee.
In a statement on Monday afternoon, Suarez apologised to Arsenal fans for his disappointing spell and stressed that he’s ‘angry’ with how his time in north London has panned out.
“I want you all to know that I will not be able to play again this season,” he said on Twitter. Some issues with my groin have made things tough since the game against BATE Boris [sic] in the Europa League in February and now they have forced me to stop training altogether. After various medical consultations, the conclusion has been reached that I cannot keep on pushing it and I have started a period of treatment that cannot be done alongside competitive football.”
“I am sorry that all the effort and sacrifice made to come to Arsenal hasn’t come to fruition as hoped and you can’t even imagine how angry I am about it, but health comes first. I want to give my thanks again to such a big club for trusting in me although things haven’t gone as we pictured they would.
“I am stepping aside but I am grateful for the messages of care and support that you all have sent to me every day. This will be where I take my strength from in order to return strong than ever and even more determined.”