It is well known that Luis Suarez is battling with the Liverpool hierarchy to try and force through a move to Arsenal so he can play Champions League football with us in the coming season. The question is whether Liverpool will remain firm and stubbornly refuse to sell, or whether Suarez will abandon his wrangling, and it seems there is nothing for the Gunners to do but wait and hope.
We have had two failed bids and Suarez has stepped up his efforts to leave this week by going public with the whole situation. He is having to train alone now and the owner, the manager and everybody linked with the club has told him that he is going nowhere.
Arsene Wenger has responded to Liverpool’s stubbornness to let him go and said that he respects their decision and he will leave the player alone. This to all Arsenal fans is an absolute joke. I understand why Wenger is saying this and taking this stance as he doesn’t want to sour relations with the club but he has said it in a way which makes everybody think that the summer transfer window is over.
I am probably over-reacting here but I can just imagine us having no other targets of Suarez’s ability. I can even imagine having absolutely no other targets at all, let alone ones as good as Suarez. I am used to Wenger admitting defeat in pursuit of his “targets” which is why we have seen very few massive transfers for many, many years.
This summer was supposed to be different though and we were supposed to be pumped up for some serious title challenges next season. The manager and Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis even came out and said that we would have over £70 million to spend. The club must surely realise that the fans will feel desperately let down with yet another summer of penny pinching.