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Arsenal Transfers: What’s Really Happening With Suarez And Higuain Rumours?

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Arsene Wenger has triggered the rumour of a possible move for Luis Suarez to the Emirates which would certainly make at least a section of the fans pretty optimistic about the club’s intentions to make it big this season.

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When asked about the possibility of the club reaching an agreement with the 26-year-old Liverpool striker, Wenger told John Cross of the Mirror“Suarez? As you know the transfer period demands secrets and confidentiality, so I can’t answer the question.”

Though this does not imply that the club will recruit him, but surely a negotiation is taking place which understandably Wenger is reluctant to express.

The Gunners have been quiet in this transfer season so far even after their promised move for big players. Till now, they have only managed to acquire 20-year-old Yaya Sanogo, who has just won the U-20 World Cup with France. Sanogo is certainly a great addition for the future and a great candidate to develop into a real star down the road.

But so far, if any preeminent player is considered, they are only linked with Suarez and Higuain.

Though the fans are excited to see this 25-year old Argentine forward donning their Gunners shirt next season, but things are not going in their favour and so far reports suggest that this Galactico might stay at Madrid next season. As the Daily Mail reports, the club’s quest to sign him, has not gone as well as planned and Madrid’s president Perez is stubborn to show the exit door.

Under these circumstances, the only option that they are left with is the Uruguayan scorer.

Last season, Suarez scored 23 goals in his 33 league appearances and till date he has accumulated 51 goals and 24 assists beside his name in his 96 overall appearances for the Reds, after being signed from the Dutch club Ajax in January transfer window of 2010-11.

 But in contrary to his outstanding on-field skills, he has also been in the headlines for some astonishing off-field activities, like racial abuse to United left-back Evra or the infamous bitegate. But if true on field senses are applied may be Suarez is a better target than Higuain, who has found the net 16 times this season.

There is also rumour that Wenger has increased his initial £30 million to £40 million for the striker and keeping himself tight lipped has acted as a positive catalyst in the breeze.

With two big names in the transfer season hard to find, Suarez is surely one of premier target that a club may choose to have if it is looking to boost its attack. But what Wenger needs to decide is the baggage that he will bring with himself to the Emirates. Won’t that be too much for the club to handle? Only time will tell.

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14 Comments

  1. Peter E.

    July 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Honestly, the team is already good enough for a top four finish. Wenger is not planning to challenge for any title, hence no new signings.

  2. Peter E.

    July 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Thank you so much. I hope your write up came to Lan as a very good consolation as it was for me.

  3. OMGARSENAL

    July 15, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Ian my lad….I sincerely HOPE that the Arsenal isn’t your life as that means you’ll lead a very roller-coaster existence!!! We have spent a great deal of money on top players, or those who became top, but we also have spent frugally and Wenger has developed average players into stars as well….and then sold them. Your tendency to hyperbole and hysteria will not allow you to be objective about the Arsenal, but you’re not alone…there are quite a few on the net who prefer to demean the Club they love because they are convinced it is being poorly managed….but like you, they have no basis of expertise or experience to justify that negativity. We all criticize the club and its management but most of us try to be fair-minded and recognize its successes as well. If trophies are one’s measure of success, then AFC are not the Club to identify with. If, on the other hand, performing miracles with very limited resources and consistently making the list of the best in Europe, then AFC fits the bill. your impression that AFC is ¨sliding¨ down is entirely false. since 2005, we have remained pretty steady, always in the CL, either in 2nd,3rd or 4th and all this despite a turnover of players that most other Clubs would have found fatal. Wenger rarely spends over 15M for a player because he didn’t have that luxury like the sugardaddy Clubs had and still have. Supposedly he has the $$$ this season but he will never become a profligate spender like City, Real and PSG have become. They enjoyed temporary success but most astute football lovers dislike that approach and prefer a more manageable financial model…a la Arsenal!
    You need to stop suffering from occulitis (a shitty,negative view of life) and enjoy your Club, regardless of what the management does.

  4. Ian Hawthorne

    July 15, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Spot on. I’m not sure the “bid” is genuine. Is it? Or is it to try to flush Higuain out of his indecision? I don’t wan’t to see a cheat and racist at our club. I’d rather win nothing than resort to bringing in players that are not fit to wear the Arsenal shirt.

  5. Ian Hawthorne

    July 15, 2013 at 2:58 am

    I wish I had your confidence.
    I am getting seriously worried about what is happening at my beloved club.
    Trying to stay positive but difficult
    Will still be at every match even if we are bottom of the table

  6. Ian Hawthorne

    July 15, 2013 at 2:55 am

    When have we ever spent money on an established star player? NEVER apart from Cazorla
    When have we missed out on star players?LOADS OF TIMES. The list goes on
    When have we SOLD star players? ALL THE TIME
    Not being insulting about AW but he has never spent big money on a known star player.
    I’m ranting cos I’m worried about my beloved club sliding further downwards but I will still be at every game no matter what.
    Just frustrated by BS as Arsenal is my life

  7. OMGARSENAL

    July 15, 2013 at 12:50 am

    It isn’t about his performances on field, other than his biting and diving habits ….it is about the bad vibes he might bring to the dressing room, his potential to perform serious gaffs both on and off the field, his questionable mental stability, his penchant for breaking the rules (cheating,diving) and his elemental character flaws and clear lack of ethics. How badly do we want to win some silverware? Are we ready to bring in anyone, at any cost, with any set of values and personality, in order to become ¨competitive¨?

  8. Chris Rossington

    July 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    i presume you are on about the fact hes a winner that hes not arsenals type of player. Its interesting because despite lfc not doing that great over the last few years in terms of the league, suarez in his 2 and half years at liverpool has managed to win a trophy, not a particularly great one but a trophy non the less.

  9. Chris Rossington

    July 14, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    why did my comment get deleted? all i pointed out was the off-field activities as you claim were on field activities.

  10. MattKniowsBest

    July 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Most players already know where they are going as soon as that transfer window opens (unless your name is Odemwinge), its all about the waiting game..

    I’m certain Higuain will be running around in red and white by the start of this season.
    Rooney won’t thats for sure, and would you really want him? seriously? I stress £250,000 a week! Yes a big name but thats it, had potential.. started showing shines of greatness, then started fading and hasn’t been the same for at least a year now, I don’t really want another United reject to be honest *cough* Silvestre.
    Now I find the Suarez situation intriguing, the way things have twisted from a dead certain transfer to Madrid has excited me. A fair amount of people put a lot of money on this move to Arsenal happening, why would they do such a thing, without hearing something substantial? Suarez’s agent rushed straight to liverpool after hearing arsenals interest and Suarez himself suddenly changed his reason on wanting to leave Liverpool from problems with the British to press to wanting Champions league football. I’m 75% sure Suarez will be at the emirates next season.
    If Suarez comes along with Higuain, we WILL see silverware no doubt

  11. Quince

    July 14, 2013 at 11:52 am

    “Under these circumstances, the only option that they are left with is the Uruguayan scorer”. Yes, he is one of only two strikers on the planet!!!!!!!! And one with too much baggage. This is just rehashed rumour – Wenger didn’t say no so it must mean yes? Come on!!

  12. OMGARSENAL

    July 14, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Absolutely true Chris…..not Arsenal’s type of player for sure!

  13. OMGARSENAL

    July 14, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Ian……where did you get this shite from? The British rumour-mongering yellow journalism gutter-press or your FFManager expertise? You certainly have no idea what you’re ranting on about mate so you should hide in the toilet and keep yoiur head in the crapper where it belongs !

  14. Ian Hawthorne

    July 14, 2013 at 4:17 am

    What’s really happening with Suarez and Higuain is we won’t meet the asking price.
    If Wenger had to catch a train he’d turn up late , miss it and have to get on the next one. Then he’d not buy a ticket and hide in the toilet to try to get a free ride