Barcelona midfielder,Suarez has been on a link for Arsenal move to reunite with Emery, who he worked with at Sevilla, with some reports claiming a transfer deal is done.
Speaking after the 3-0 FA Cup third-round win over Blackpool on Saturday afternoon, Emery confirmed work is going on behind the scenes and is hopeful player will arrive.
‘I think the club is working for the possibility to take some players who can help us during these next four months, Emery said.
‘Maybe the transfer market can help us with a centre-back, but it is not easy because also (Konstantinos) Mavropanos is coming back after injury.
‘Also a winger, right or left, one player can help us in this position.’
Asked whether he saw Suarez as a winger, the Gunners boss added: ‘He was playing in his career, and with me also, as a right or left winger.’
Emery’s response suggests Suarez is a target, but he is unwilling to say too much until a deal is over the line.