Arsenal Agree Five-Year Deal Worth £150k-Per-Week With Luis Suarez

By on July 24, 2013

Arsenal’s move for Luis Suarez gathered pace on Tuesday night after we submitted a formal £40m + £1 offer to activate a clause in the strikers contract. While Liverpool have rejected the bid, they were duty-bound to inform the player of our interest and gave him permission to hold talks with us.

It seems those talks have been swift as the Daily Mail are reporting that we’ve already agreed terms with the striker, with a five-year contract worth £150,000-a-week agreed in principal. In all likelihood, terms were probably already agreed weeks ago but ‘officially’ we shouldn’t have been discussing such matters until we were given permission from Liverpool. Unfortunately this is just how modern day transfers work.

All that remains is to find an agreement with Liverpool. That’s clearly going to be the difficult part as the Merseysiders are determined to hang on to the Uruguayan hitman and have hinted it will take upward of £55m to persuade them to sell. I really don’t see Arsenal paying that much so it looks like the player may have to force a move.

This is why bidding £1 over £40m was necessary. I think all we wanted was the official go-ahead to be able to hold talks with Suarez so we could try and persuade him to hand in a transfer request in the hope that Liverpool would then lower their demands.

There has also been the suggestion in the Guardian that Arsenal were lead to believe that bidding anything above £40m would act as a buy-out clause. The newspaper claims that legal proceedings could now follow if we feel we have a strong enough case and the exact wording of Suarez’s contract will now be scrutinised over.

I really hope we can avoid any form of legal proceedings as that’s sure to be a long, drawn-out affair that won’t be good for anyone.

So the ball now looks to be in Suarez’s court. I don’t see us paying what Liverpool want as it stands so the striker is going to have to force a move or hand in a transfer request to bring the asking price down. The big problem we face is that should Suarez refuse to do so, we’re going to be left in a tricky situation.

Gonzalo Higuain looks like his move to Napoli is almost complete and not only does this mean we’ve missed out on a potential target, but it also means Real Madrid will be armed with the funds they need to make a move for Suarez. I think it’s safe to say the striker, and Liverpool, would favour a move to the Spanish capital so it could all end very badly for us if Carlo Ancelotti decides to enter the bidding.

Fingers crossed they go all-out for Gareth Bale and leave us with a free run at Suarez, otherwise we could be in trouble and that marquee striker could elude us once again this summer.

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What do you make of the whole Suarez situation?


  1. Anthony Grenfield

    July 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Dream on,Suarez will not leave the mighty LFC for a club that are not even the biggest in London.Dream on Gooners!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Millz

      July 24, 2013 at 9:10 am

      Lol. “The Mighty LFC”. Now there a line from someone hanging on to the past! There’s nothing might about LFC anymore pal. Arsenal have struggled in recent times but they’re still bigger than Liverpool at the moment in time.

      • john

        July 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

        at least we have been mighty not like the ares

        • Millz

          July 24, 2013 at 9:15 am

          Lol. You keep telling yourself that my old china. Whatever’s happened in the past, at least arsenal fans can look to the future with optimism. What have Liverpool got to look forward to, more Thursday night action on Channel 5!

          • Redhotlouie

            July 24, 2013 at 9:51 am

            Millz you obviously don’t watch football lpool are not playing on a Thursday night, because we aren’t in the Europa cup, unless Iv missed sum thing !!!!! .?????

          • Don

            July 24, 2013 at 10:37 am

            They will not even be playing any Thursday night football. They are not in the Europe League. remember that Everton are there and Wigan and Swansea are there too.

        • Millz

          July 24, 2013 at 9:21 am

          Oops, I forgot. You failed to even make it into Europes Mickey Mouse cup next season. Silly me thinking you were capable of that!

          • Redhotlouie

            July 24, 2013 at 9:47 am

            Oops I forgot yous are in the league, cl QUALIFIERS, and the cups just to make up the numbers coz years don’t win f**k all . Ynwa

      • Redhotlouie

        July 24, 2013 at 9:55 am

        Watch the game in Melbourne tonight and see if yous could fill a 100’000 sweater stadium on other side of the world yous can’t even fill your own ground in north London ! And yous are bigger than us at this time???? Wot ever tickles yer party piece? YNWA

        • Millz

          July 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

          Lol. You been watching arsenals friendliest ya muppet. Typical Liverpool fan, think you’re the only ones that can fill stadiums. Everton are now a bigger club than you!

          • Redhotlouie

            July 24, 2013 at 12:24 pm

            Muppet wools use that word ! Is that what you are a woollll ahhhhhhh

    • rihaan

      July 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

      Hahahaaa let them dream

    • zoran

      July 24, 2013 at 9:16 am

      You should dream on maybe: your mighty LFC are not even the biggest in Liverpool.

    • Redhotlouie

      July 24, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Dream on gone ,rs do years really think that Suarez will go to a club that hasn’t won anything for 7 years , he would be taking a step down the ladder if yous don’t qualify threw the k.o stages he’s in a worse position, he will go to Real Madrid if they want him, yous need to stop lettin them owners of yours kid years that yous are active in the market, all talk talk talk they are smokescreen covering the fact yous haven’t bought any 1 to take pressure off the board look at previous windows , do yous think if lfc owners had any ambition for the C,L, they would sell there only hope to the main rival ! Ha not even 55 mill we’d get arsenal Suarez , Madrid yes but arsenal definitely not ! YNWA

      • Arty's Art

        July 24, 2013 at 10:43 am

        Yous isn’t a word.

        Liverpool aren’t mighty.

        • Redhotlouie

          July 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm

          And by the look of it you are not a clever human being . YOU’S

      • gundownsuarez

        July 24, 2013 at 8:26 pm

        Who? Liverpool’s biggest rival is Everton. Arsenal can’t rival Liverpool, not now. GUN are those days….. and yeah, I really love LFC new away kits, i believe HENRY should think of robes too

    • Elliot

      July 24, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Mighty LFC? you filthy scousers are all the same. stop living in the past and try and get in the top 4.

      Your striker wants CHAMPIONS LEAGUE football. You cant give it to him… good luck next season.


    • Boroski

      July 24, 2013 at 10:37 am

      Arsenal are not the biggest in London, which is? Liverpool i guess? Obviously they share boundary with Everton. Keep walking alone. We’ll get Suarez!

    • joshgooner

      July 24, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Lol, Liverpool were a great team and do have a more successful history. HOWEVER,u r diluded if u actually think ur bigger now than Arsenal. We make more money finished higher every season and play consistently un Europe. Get a grip and let Suarez join for footballing reasons

      • Redhotlouie

        July 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm

        Make more money well it’s no good if your owners are robbing you’s by putting season tickets up and not spending money for seasons any way I’ve ruffled enough gunners feathers on this site , I will be back at the end of August to laugh at all of you’s wanting wengers sacked and the board coz yous avent signed any 1 worth signing. And I will say A TOLD YOUS SO . YNWA

  2. Millz

    July 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

    What, just like we agreed personal terms with Higuain?! Why do people report this drivel. WE CAN’T AGREE ANYTHING UNTIL THE SELLING CLUB HAS AGREED TO SELL, OTHERWISE IT WOULD BE “TAPPING UP”!

    Just ‘cos the Daily Mail reports it doesn’t mean it’s true!

  3. Andrew Massey

    July 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Blimey! You gooners are seriously deluded. He has recently signed a revised 3 year contract. Can’t see how your pathetic club can get around that.

    • Millz

      July 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

      Easy, we play in the champions league. Sady for Liverpool the Europa League doesn’t have the same attraction (can’t think why, if love to play against the likes of Neftchi Baku and AEL Limassol)!!

      • Redhotlouie

        July 24, 2013 at 9:41 am

        No cl qualifiers haha

        • Millz

          July 24, 2013 at 10:37 am

          If that’s all you can hang onto, the fact we not in the group stages yet, you really are clutching at straws sunshine.

          • Redhotlouie

            July 24, 2013 at 12:21 pm


      • john

        July 25, 2013 at 3:46 am

        when you nguys finall manage to win the champions league ( cant see that ever happening) then you can shout your cockney mouth of but until them sshhhhh

  4. john

    July 24, 2013 at 9:11 am

    stop your dreaming, he wouldnt waste his time going to a second rate club like arse nal, if and its a big if liverpool decide to cash in on him he will go to a big clb ike real marid, a club with a damn site more ambition than you lot

    • Millz

      July 24, 2013 at 9:18 am

      Stinks of hypocrisy – do Liverpool have more ambition than Arsenal then? If they don’t then Suarez is moving to a club with more ambition than his current one. If they do then they have failed miserably in recent years! Either way it shows how far Liverpool have fallen in recent times.

      • Redhotlouie

        July 24, 2013 at 9:38 am

        Since 2006 arsenal 0 Birmingham won final and nothing since
        Since 2006 lpool cl final , fa cup won , carling cup won, fa cup final
        So after all the Chitta chatta , on this record Suarez will be 33 and won nothing if he signs for arsenal. Stay with the big club or sign for Madrid an lets all laugh at arsenal fans come end of transfer window when they have got another gervinho , podolski, Giroud, bendtner dream on gone,rs

        • Millz

          July 24, 2013 at 10:42 am

          So basically you won the carling cup and FA cup. Bravo *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*. You count finals as achievements? Take a look at arsenal over the last 8 years then. We’ve made 4 finals, however, we don’t class that as an achievement like you boys clearly do.

          • Redhotlouie

            July 24, 2013 at 12:18 pm

            No I was replying to your comment about us not having as much ambition as yous that’s why I put both of our last 7 years achievements up for you to see and just reminded you that in case you haven’t already realised lpool are not on Thursday night football as we did not qualify for it , instead of chattn it on here go an do some research because your starting to show your self up ! YNWA

          • Redhotlouie

            July 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

            Millz is a girls name ! Did your mother give you that, Sadi er Ynwa

  5. ken

    July 24, 2013 at 9:13 am

    i cant understand all there supporters ripped liverpool for keeping suarez now they love him,john henry has answered them top guy


    July 24, 2013 at 9:23 am

    As a gooner i would luv 2c him in arsenal shirt,but seriously if it happens,i’ll believe a castle can be built in air

  7. Richie

    July 24, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Whats that I smell?, Dog?, Horse?, Pig?, noooooo its Bulls**t

  8. Niall

    July 24, 2013 at 9:35 am

    It’s funny to see so many Arsenal supporters thinking that they’re coming close to signing Suarez yet.Liverpool are in no way forced to sell plus neither the club nor its owners (Look at John Henry’s twitter) want to sell him,realistically the only way you lot are going to sign him if he hands in a FORMAL transfer request and you offer upwards of £50m,and don’t forget Madrid are probably going to have a go at getting him later on in the window….and to start with it’s the daily mail reporting it,after you read that you should know better then to even give it time of day.

  9. Amos

    July 24, 2013 at 9:41 am

    LFC z too small fo Suarez.Hand him ova to gooners n let him deliver his bst ther.He cnt keep on playin Europa futbo as big as he is.U may swap wif Bendner n pocket 20m on top.eishh Poor looserpool.

    • Redhotlouie

      July 24, 2013 at 9:44 am

      He got more ambition than playing in the champions league qualifiers haha not champions league

      • tommyt

        July 24, 2013 at 10:21 am

        haha you’re so bitter, You have sat there and replied to every comment from an Arsenal fan. You need to wise up you jobless scouse failure. Arsenal are now far bigger than you now and even though you would never admit that is klls you, Everton are bigger than you now as well! haha how far you lot have fallen. Even thursday nights on C5 is beyond you now and you know it. Suarez or no Suarez, we still have other class players and a great stadium and financial setup without having to rely on cheating shareholders to buy us players. You lot are actually even more of a joke than first apparent, you have the same setup as chelsea and city yet you still fail! Dear oh dear. Youn will never walk alone, you will be joined by two other teams, into the championship! COYG

      • Logicool gooner

        July 24, 2013 at 10:30 am

        Don’t know why ur laughing then, that means he definitely doesn’t wanna stay in Scouse land! Keep laughing u obviously don’t realise what is happening to ur once upon a time great club. Uve got no money nor can u offer CL so how r u gonna attract big players? My friend u don’t realise but uve now become the new Arsenal! U need to build a new Stadium so u r gonna be even more cash strapped so u gonna have to rely on youth just like we did. Did u really think we were doing it for fun or actually sticking to a tight plan? Anyway u guys are right, at least u have ur history!!!!!!

        • Redhotlouie

          July 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm

          And yous have Giroud , bendtner , podolski , and gervinho hahaha YNWA AND NEVER GET RED HOT LOUIE .

          • Millz

            July 24, 2013 at 5:32 pm

            You’re right, we’re not lucky enough to have. Borini, Allen, and Henderson playing for us.

          • Logicool gooner

            July 24, 2013 at 7:42 pm

            Lol. You joker I wouldn’t laugh too hard. Once we our team is totally debt free our wage structure will change meaning we’ll be able to hang on to our good players whilst u’ll be struggling to hold on to urs. I’ll say it again u ain’t got no money, your only hope is CL & right now you have to battle it out for 4th with Arsenal & Tottenham, who unfortunately for you are better in the league than u!!!!! Keep ur history, I’ll look forward to the future we r building!!!!! You’ll Never Win Again! You were worthy champions in the 80s but ur time has come & gone!

  10. tony nrly wurzel

    July 24, 2013 at 10:17 am

    suarez feels theres better eating establishments for his tastes in london.with all the baggage he isnt worth 50 million,Arsenal should have bought villa and torres!

  11. Olaitan bola

    July 24, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Greatness ofa FC is measured in terms of; achievments,consistency,stability,financial credibility,productivity and efficiency.
    Put AFC and LFC on these indices and the chapter will be close,especially for reasonable people.

  12. jamescadar

    July 24, 2013 at 10:44 am

    =))º°˚˚˚°ºнaĦaнaº°˚˚˚°º‎​=)). I see loosepool r scared of lossing deir star so sad dudes! Dis want to play CL can’t u guys get it? Let go of him n don’t let his dream of playing CL die ok? LFC chairman is just talking trash once d money comes, u’ll see how wit speed sell Suarez. Come n join us joor!

    • Redhotlouie

      July 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      W T F ?

  13. Olaitan bola

    July 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

    One of the greatest ‘nosedive’ in FC in recent time is LFC, a former 5 times CL winner,struggling 2 make to Europa,the law of DIMINISHING RETURN has set in, i hope they can retrace their steps …

    • Niall

      July 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      What most people don’t seem to remember is a few years the club was a mere few days away from becoming another Rangers.But if Rodgers gets his signings right and if some of the promising talents actually make it they have a chance of getting back near the top,but we’ll see.

  14. Steve of Chiang Mai

    July 24, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Suarez is obviously of the opinion these days that Liverpool are not even the best club in Liverpool.

  15. thabo magagula

    July 24, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I am an arsenal fan myself. this is all lies though. there is no way gunners would sign suarez. how could they not afford jovetic who was cheaper, younger and more disciplined than the ‘biter’?

    I guess somebogy has nothing to do. maybe somebody should find community work and serve. this site is synonymous with mr bean – comedy.

    • Millz

      July 24, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      Cos Jovetic hasn’t got half the ability of Suarez so wasn’t worth £25m. Simple as that.

  16. badar

    July 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    How many epl trophies have liverpool won? YNWA? What a crap motto only person I feel sorry for is gerrard for staying with such a crap club. When’s the last time liverpool had a stable coach? Ohh thats right NEVER

  17. Redhotlouie

    July 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Thank god real have got the money now to buy Suarez now that higuain has gone to Napoli ! So liverpool will allow Madrid to have him for £35 million so that these disparate goonys don’t get him, and that means yous will have to go after YOUR 3rd CHOICE STRIKER HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAJAHAHAHHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. YNWA 5*****

  18. silver ejembi

    July 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I hate liverpool fans rubish

  19. Peter Kemp

    July 25, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    We won’t be in trouble, we have excellent strikers already ( watch Giroud in Asia) 🙂

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