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“Senior Sources At Arsenal Say They Won’t Pay £50m For Suárez”

By on August 5, 2013

I listened to some interesting insight into Arsenal’s pursuit of Luis Suarez last night on BBC Radio 5 Live. You can listen to a re-run here.

Mark Pougatch analysed the Suarez situation with a number of people including former Liverpool director football Damien Comolli, the Daily Mirror’s Oliver Holt and Tim Payton from the Arsenal Supporters Trust.

But it was the input from BBC Sports David Ornstein that interested me most. Ornstein claims to have directly spoken to senior sources at Arsenal who told him that the club will not be prepared to go to £50m to sign Suarez because they feel their £40m bid should be enough to land the controversial hitman.

Pougatch asked Ornstein is Arsenal would pay £50m for Suarez, to which he replied:

“No, I don’t Mark. And that comes from speaking to senior sources at Arsenal yesterday who indicated they won’t go to £50m for Suarez.

That’s a direct result of the fact that they think they’ve done enough to get him as it is. They think they’ve triggered a clause in his contract, that despite it being disputed by Liverpool, will do enough to get him to the Emirates Stadium.

The key thing is that Liverpool think, no it wont”

He goes on to say that Suarez is now battling with Liverpool’s hierarchy, who he claims have gone back on a verbal agreement that they would allow him to leave to any Champions League club for £40m this summer. So while Suarez fights it out with Liverpool, Arsenal are basically waiting to see how it develops.

It’s quite a dilemma for us really. No doubt Suarez’s advisers have told Arsenal about the verbal agreement so we submitted a rather antagonising £40,000,001 bid that we thought would be accepted. It’s turns out Liverpool have decided to renege on their verbal agreement and chose to reject our offer.

The next step is to either go back and really test their resolve with a £50m bid – which many fans feel we should do – but Arsene Wenger has decided to wait it out and see if Suarez can force the move by winning his argument over this apparent verbal agreement.

The problem is, Arsenal are probably the last club Liverpool would want to sell to even if they backed down. We finished fourth last season and are yet to add to our squad significantly, so if Liverpool have any aspirations of qualifying for the Champions League next year, we look like the most likely to drop out of the top four, so why would they strengthen us. By selling us Suarez, they would pretty much kiss goodbye to any hopes of a top-four finish.

I really can’t predict how this is going to play out, but if Ornstein’s correct and we wont go to £50m, then the only way I see Suarez ending up at the Emirates is if he hands in a transfer request and makes it impossible for Liverpool to keep hold of him.

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67 Comments

  1. Danno

    August 5, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Liverpool will sell for less if it’s abroad,they just won’t deal with arsenal due to the way they’ve acted.

    • al

      August 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      and serves Arseanl right too – they have taken the p!ss out of Liverpool and they rightly will refuse to sell to Arseanl even if they do bid in excess of £50m.
      Suarez, coward that he is, hasn’t even submitted a transfer request so as to keep his “loyalty” bonuses which is an absolute cheek – he wants to have his cake and eat it!

      The way this will play out is that LFC wil hold out for the transfer request, and demand £55m plus, so Arseanl will have to pay up or shut up. he has three years left on his contract, LFC woudl be inclined to let him rot on the bench in World cup year – LFC holds on the cards here. tryin got get him on the cheap shows a lack of class from Arseanl and hypocrisy from Wenger, somoeone I used to have repsect for.

    • Gary

      August 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Acted? Where exactly in this process have Arsenal acted unprofessionally? It’s Liverpool who have disclosed the bids. Liverpool who have turned to the tabloids.
      Perhaps it’s the fact that Arsenal had the cheek to make the second highest British Club offer of £40,000,001 for a Liverpool player…. a team that lives more in the past than Marty McFly!

  2. MaxidusForMen

    August 5, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Either there is a £40m get out clause or there is not. A verbal agreement means jack. Suarez already lied when he said he wants to leave England because of the British media. I find it now hard to believe him about any “verbal agreement”, and so will the courts. Even if he hands in a transfer request, Arsenal will still have to go to £50m plus to land him. I do not agree that Suarez leaving is the end of top 4 ambition for Liverpool unless the £50m does not go on players.

    • al

      August 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      exactly – Suarez is a snake and a liar, no court in the land would believe him. “Verbal Agreement” – don’t make me laugh, it’s no worht the paper it’s written on.

    • John Oats

      August 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      A quick search online reveals this about verbal agreements – http://www.contractsandagreements.co.uk/law-and-verbal-agreements.html

      Verbal agreements appear to enforceable in law, but only when the agreement can be proven to have been made.

      Face it, the players hold all the cards in modern football. What if Liverpool refuse to let him go, and Suarez either refuses to play or more likely plays badly? If Liverpool place him on the bench for a season or two, then what? With no or little Premier League action, and no first team fitness, his price halves in one season. If Arsenal are willing to pay, say £45m max. and Liverpool refuse to sell, they will only get £25m max.for him at the end of the season. If they play Suarez this season knowing he wants away, and he doesn’t try, then Liverpool won’t get Champions League placing again.
      The players have the power. They can command high wages and create high transfer fees for themselves. No club can afford to turn away £45m when the alternative is either a disgruntled player who won’t score many goals, or a player who sits on the bench as “punishment” and is then only worth half his original transfer amount.

      • Superbale

        August 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm

        Crazed man in space you John oats ! U think that Suarez will want to sit on the bench with the type of plAyer he is and with the World Cup In the summer!!! That’s 1 of the reasons liverpool will keep there man coz he can’t throw a tantrum coz if it back fires on him he won’t play all season and WILL not be fit and be dropped from Uruguay squad! But only you would think of something like that ( not even Suarez would ) think you need to phone FRANK. !

        • John Oats

          August 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm

          Really?!

          Did his desire to play for Uruguay or Liverpool stop him getting an 8 match ban for racially abusing Evra? Did it prevent him for biting a Chelsea defender to earn him a 10 match ban? That’s a ban of 18 matches, half a season. Just proof that many footballers react, they don’t think.
          He stands a much better chance of playing for Uruguay in the World Cup if he plays well in the Champions League.
          He holds all the cards, not Liverpool. If they force him to stay, they will have half a player with half the transfer value. If someone doesn’t want to play for a club, sell him and buy a replacement that does! Siimple……………rather like you!

  3. bradred

    August 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Ok so Arsenal wont pay what Liverpool want, so lets stop talking about it. Unless they stump up the cash Arsenal should just move on to another failed target, Suarez situation over

    • paul

      August 5, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      I actually think bales transfer to Real is going to have a bearing on the size of the suarez fee. 50 million wont do it and i personally think suarezs price has jumped to 60 with everything that happened in recent weeks

  4. longshack

    August 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Transfer request don’t mean jack,we got 50m for torres with a transfer request.I honestly want him gone but arsenal don’t want to pay up.don’t worry wait till madrid gets him for 35m.he trying to force a move when we don’t want to sell basically means the asking price has to be met

  5. sid

    August 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    What have Arsenal done wrong exactly?

    • paul

      August 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      How were they privy to Suarezs contract details? The £1 not only rubbed Lfcs faces in it but proved they thought they were privy to info they shouldnt have been. The fact they Arsenal refuse to raise their bid past 40 million again shows they think they are privy to info that should mean the sale of suarez. Andy Dunn wrote a good piece on Wenger and his good morals yesterday. Hes a hypocryte and if i were an Arsenal fan id be alarmed by the lack of transfer activity and his dellusional claim your team currently as it is can win the Epl.

      • sid

        August 5, 2013 at 2:18 pm

        Suarez’s agent must have notified every club in the Champions League.

        If Suarez is worth £50 million there isn’t much of a queue to buy him for that.

  6. Twig

    August 5, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    As an Arsenal fan, I’m really ashamed that Arsenal could only bid a £1 above the £40M. It’s miserly; it’s cheap; it’s stingy and like you said it’s “antagonizing”. Why didn’t they simply bid £41M? Although I seriously wish to see Arsenal strengthen, a part of me would want Arsenal to lose out on Suarez for being this stupid.

    • davidrusa

      August 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      I think you are just a joker! You claim to be embarrassed about a bid of 40m pounds! Are you real yourself? Some of us need to get over simplistic attitudes. If 40m pounds is embarrassing then I think the world is gone mad! You can’t even be a true Arsenal fan, perhaps a Liverpool one. It is the most ridiculous statement I have read in a long time. The problem with some fans is the belief that if you want a player you just pay without thinking because you have the money! This borders on the absurd! If Liverpool doesn’t want to sell it’s okay but you can’t pay obnoxious amount of money for a player that is evening going to miss 6 EPL games this season. As long as Arsenal has the money players will be got. That 40m can get us three good players. How much did Cazorla, Giroud and Podolski combined cost? I am sure it is less than 40m. Aren’t they top players?

  7. Andrew

    August 5, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    If Arsenal won’t pay £50 million you won ‘t get him simple as. All the bull going round about verbal agreements is nonsense as the old saying goes a contract is only worth what’s written on paper and if Suarez wanted out so bad and had a £40 million release clause.do you honestly think he wouldn’t have sought legal counsel. For God’s sake he went on strike at Groningen when they refused him a move to Ajax so it’s meet the price of sod off time

  8. paul

    August 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    World cup year, no clause to say he can leave, Real buyining bale, no one coming near his transfer value, 3 years left on his contract – Liverpool couldnt be in a stronger position. I genuinely cant see Arsenal getting Suarez for a penny less than 60 million. And thats if Liverpool even agree to sell to you at all. Transfer request or not there is no pressure to whatsoever. Even if Suarez plays in the reserves for a year his value will remain above 40 million

    • 1

      August 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      You are obviously an excellent economist……….

  9. paul

    August 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Nice article by the way. Its the first ive seen that hasnt made ludicrous claims or insulting jibes. And its actually got a bit of substance in terms of facts.

  10. sid

    August 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    When Liverpool wanted Carrol how did they know he was for sale?

    They did the same as Arsenal are doing and with Newcastle they thrashed out a deal and accepted Liverpools offer.

    It’s how football works.

    • paul

      August 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      Yeah but our bid for Carroll was dependent on how much we got for Torres and Newcastle were aware of this. The more we got for Torres the more we paid for Carroll. Hence we upped our bid as far as 35 million. Its arrogant to the extreme for Arsenal to bid 40 million, have it refused but refuse to raise it yet still talk about landing the player. Wenger has really lost it at Arsenal and i wouldnt be surprised to see him replaced after this season

  11. postradamus

    August 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Ha, a lot of Liverpool fans on here grasping at straws. Frankly, it’s embarrassing how Henry and Rodgers have acted and the comments they have made show that they can’t handle this type of situation. The fact is if you have a player that doesn’t want to stay, one way or another, he will go. Liverpool cannot afford to stick Suarez in the reserves, they are skint.

    Objectively speaking 40 million is the right price for Suarez given his disciplinary issues. I guarantee no other club will offer close to that. It would be interesting to see if Real Madrid offered 20 million. What would Liverpool do then?

    • paul

      August 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Straw Grasping Loooooool. From where im sitting Arsenal have bid 40 million, had it refused but you still think you will sign him for 40 million. Sounds like a whole lot of straw grasping to me looool.

      Arsenals excellence in the transfer market left with david dein.

  12. John

    August 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    That’s great news! Arsenal won’t pay £ 50 million never mind the £55 – 60 million we want for him, so move on AFC and go after your 3rd target , you’s are hypocrites trying to unsettle the player also breaching contract regulations , because how do AFC no about the contract details otherwise??? Because they have been in contact with the player and his representative’s whenLFC have not given permission to do so !
    Desperate club with no class AFC .

    • Ej ifie

      August 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      I guess the agent must have alert most of the clubs about his contract details. As an arsenal fan i see nothing wrong with what gunners have done they are only folowing details they have with them and dont ask me how they know cz i think the agent is what have caused dis misunderstanding i may be wrong anyway that is why arsenal are waiting. What have we done wrong? We bidded 35 it ws rejected we increased to 5mil pound more it ws rejected. Its not that we bidded 25mil pounds for him. he may or may not leave livpool just like d way modric situation was at spurs when chelsea bidded for him.

  13. bill

    August 5, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    time for arsenal to move on then, plenty of unknown French kids for them to buy

    • sid

      August 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      Like Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira… mmm Yes please!!

      • John

        August 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm

        Hi Sid , I had to respond to your comment because it made me laugh! Hahaha
        Are we on about the ” MIRROR ” here? The same mirror that had articles with the quotes being : Suarez: I WILL GIVE MY SOUL TO REAL MADRID.

        SUAREZ AGENT : STRIKER IS HAPPY AT LFC AND HAS NO PLANS TO LEAVE!

        LFC HAVE GIVEN SUAREZ TILL THE 22nd JULY TO SORT HIS FUTURE OUT ACCORDING TO THE DAILY MIRROR !

        AFC EXSPECT SUAREZ TO TELL LFC ON THURSDAY THAT HE WANTS TO LEAVE FOR LONDON.

        LFC HAVE MADE ROBERTO SOLDADO THERE NO 1 CHOICE TO REPLACE SUAREZ WITH A BID?
        There is more but I think yo will get the point by now that the daily mirror and mail are very unreliable sources, and I would go back to the point I first asked and say there is no everdince in what you are saying !

  14. Jesal Shah

    August 5, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Deluded Liverpool fans. Arsenal have acted with integrity. 2 private bids were made by arsenal only for Liverpool to make them public so get your facts right. Obviously by making the bids public liverp hoped they could encourage other teams to bid. Also, wasnt it john Henry who sent out that disrespectful tweet?

    Remember all the media hype is feom Liverpool. Arsenal have been quiet

    • John

      August 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      How have arsenal acted with integrity? when they seem to know the full contract details when liverpool have not gave permission forAFC to speak to Suarez and co?

      • Jesal Shah

        August 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm

        Poorly misinformed. This information was public a year ago. I think you’ll find that the papers were running the story a hout the clause at the same time that he signed his contract. So actually arsenal did not need to ‘decieve’ anyone to onow what was already public information

  15. Alex

    August 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Suarez will end up at Arsenal he cant stand liverpool and will force his way out if Liverpool cant afford to let him sit in reserves as you have no money LFC fans are crazy and deluded even with suarez you have no chance of top four especially with an amateur like rogers at the helm.

  16. abdul ( baba khalid )

    August 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I don’t understand what you guys meant by saying Arsenal acted unprofessional in luis suares case!!! You have to note that it is either Liverfool officials or the players representative that would have disclose the release clause!!!!! Arsenals were not there when they include the clause in his contract.

    So get your facts right dudes. It is clear, he dosent want to play for liverfool again. They have passed their time. They will never break into the top 4 any time soon even with Luis suares because of the kind of players they buy ( low-quality players, like Henderson etc to mention few) They will only fight for europa league spot which is even more difficult for them this days because of the teams competing for it.

    I have never heard of a release clause that state ‘ you will only inform the player’s when certain amount of bid is lodged and not obliged to sell’ perhaps liverfool are looking for loopholes in the clause.

    We all know the release clause in Cavanni’s contract in which PSG paid in full, we are aware of thiago Alcantara release clause before he join Bayern Mun., we know how much Barcelona set as a release clause for lionel messi and other players. Once any club have triggered the clause, it is expected that the club will inform the player if he is interested in the move !!!!!!

    Liverfool should allow the boy to join arsenal and play regular champions league football. Then they should invest the money on some pathetic English players as usual. Than to keep unhappy player within the squad.

    Gunners 4 life.

    • John

      August 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      I fell asleep after reading the second line with LIVERFOOL in it trying to have a sensible conversation with people but obviously your not sensible are you Abdul!

      • John

        August 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm

        Exactly me point ! Agents it’s called lol

  17. John

    August 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Even your own ex players dixon wright, and also manc gary neville etc , no that you will not get Suarez, it just dosent make sense! For LFC to do it , and if we do that will show weather we are a HAS been or a WILL be ? Only time will tell.

    • sid

      August 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      How the hell do they know what goes on behind closed doors at Arsenal??

      What about the great Graeme Souness he wanted Suarez sacked?.. lol..

  18. abdul ( baba khalid )

    August 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    @ Mr john, you better read my comment because it is more sensible to read it. Don’t be an ignorant !!!

  19. Johndoe

    August 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Why would Wenger spend 50 million?… Apparently the squad is good enough to win the league… The next person we need to transfer out of Arsenal after this season is Wenger… For him to say the squad can win titles just shows that his eye for football is on a massive decline. He’s done good for someone who’s been buying players from poundland but the way he’s going and his delusions of the team… I don’t think we will win a cup with him again. I hope I’m wrong. The only reason they bid for Suarez is because they thought anything over 40 mill will mean Liverpool will have to sell. Hence why they won’t be going any higher then that because they wanted him on the cheap… It’s okay for the board and wenger they win in their own way, a pocket full of money every year…

  20. John

    August 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Mr Abdul I would if you could keep the conversation from being childish! Maybe if you would post a adult like comment I will read it ! LOL

  21. jesal

    August 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    So john I didnt provide a link for you earlier(at work so not that easy) but thanks to sid as he did. I hope that clears some things up for you

    • John

      August 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      No realy john ,go to 1 of SIDS comments and look at my response that will clear the whole situation up! His and your reliable source was the DAILY MIRROR HAHAHA ! The same 1 who quoted: Suarez : I’ll give my soul to Real Madrid!
      Suarez’s agent: striker is happy at LFC and has no plans to leave !
      LFC HAVE GIVEN SUAREZ TILL THE 22 nd JULY TO SORT HIS FUTURE OUT!

      LFC HAVE MADE ROBERTO SOLDADO THERE NO 1 TARGET TO REPLACE SUAREZ WITH BID ???
      We on about the same daily mirror ?
      So I would go back to my original question and say can you give me any “REAL” everdince that LFC have said that ?
      Do you think a journalist would be present in the contract negations! Funny that ha

      • sid

        August 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm

        John it proves it was in the public domain no matter what the source.
        So Arsenal tested the water. Just like Liverpool did when the approached Newcastle.

        Liverpool said no, I don’t suppose the geordies took the first offer on the table for Carrol

        • John

          August 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm

          But that was not the question Sid you replied to my question to jesal, after jesal said AFC did not deceive any 1 to get this information on Suarez contract because it was written in the daily mirror for the public to see , does that mean its true? Am sure you no that THE MIRROR and a lot of other papers make up 75% of stories to sell papers!
          Which makes me believe that AFC don’t listen to stories in newspapers and had a far more reliable source! Which will beSUAREZS AGENT !
          That’s all I was saying truth might hurt but it’s happening all the time with players all over the place!

          • sid

            August 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

            No Jesal said it was public it was in the papers he never stated it came from Liverpool..
            Okay then if you reckon if Arsenal saw the contract, why haven’t Liverpool accused Arsenal of tapping up a player?

        • John

          August 5, 2013 at 7:40 pm

          Sid all’s I am saying is that regardless who the source is it is not worth the paper it’s wrote on ! It’s all rumours unless its official ,i said in my earliest comment , no 1 knows what’s in the contract because LFC haven’t come out and said it nor has Suarez reps, if so were is the everdince ? People earlier had said I had been misinformed it had been in the paper when Suarez signed his contract! And I responded with were was the evidence ( concrete) sorry but I would not take the daily mirror as that, I can understand we’re your coming from but all I was trying to state to jesal was that his information is incorrect not mine, end of the day the source mirror is far from credible! By the way has jesal come home from work yet? Lol

          • sid

            August 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm

            No, he’s doing overtime to pay for his season ticket. 😉

  22. Jesal Shah

    August 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks ro sid for providing the link that john requested. I am at work so didnt get a chance to reply myself. Hope that clears things up for you john

    • John

      August 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

      So jesal , as I thought you and the other bloke Sid could not provide me with any concrete everdince but the trust worthy ,DAILY MIRROR ! Who I would not believe even if they said Suarez was staying ! If that’s all you have got for me it’s better ending this conversation as it is with out being sarcastic or anything a waste of time for me and yourselves. Thanks

      • Jesal Shah

        August 6, 2013 at 12:47 pm

        Thing is john. The contents of the article is more important than the publisher. In factvthe datw of the article is even more important. The article simply talks about the ‘clause’ or possibility of it in relation to yeams that may be interested. Going back to my original point, I believe this rules out any argument from Rogers or Liverpool foe that matter regarding arsenals conduct throughout this whole episode.

  23. pizzy05

    August 5, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Honestly, and speaking a an Arsenal fan who loves LFC (YNWA), I see all this mudslinging over Suarez as totally despicable. In a way, Luis has both fans exactly where he wants…

    Now for some perspective. First, LFC fans must realise that Wenger only confirmed that Arsenal made a bid for Suarez at his post Ems tourney, Sunday the 4th of August. By then, Rodgers and the Liverpool board had been all over the media conplaining about everything concerning the bid(s). Liverpool made the whole issue a public matter.

    Secondly, Arsenal’s (second?) bid of a pound over 40mill is cheeky, hilarious and despicable, not only to Liverpool or to Suarez, but to Football in total. Players may be contract bound, but they are certainly not slaves or items to be negotiated about by the pound. Some decency please, Arsene. Maybe the next bid will be £64m & 99pence for Cavani?

    Thirdly, while I totally accept that Liverpool are allowed to do anything legal to keep a player under contract with them, the PR campaign they embarked upon is not a noble move at all, neither is their approach and angle proper. Liverpool, using the press to explain to Suarez why they do not intend to sell him to Arsenal shows that they have failed to achieve that in-house and are now trying to use public opinion to dissuade him. That is a desperate tactic that plays into the hands of Suarez and Arsenal. The new angle that Liverpool is a greater club than Arsenal is even more shallow than ever to Suarez’s ear, he is probably tired of heritage by now and just wants to actually play in the Champs League after a two year hiatus that he suffered for Liverpool’s sake.

    Now Suarez himself, while being an exceptional player, is a despicable character who has no understanding of loyalty or dignity, but seems to exceptionally understand negro and human flesh. If he eventually moves to Arsenal this summer, I expect him to pull silly pranks and force a move away in a season or two. He is just the prototype of a problem child.

    My take on the whole issue is this:
    -fact: there is no bid on ground, as the last (or only) bid of £40m+£1 bid was rejected
    -conjecture 1: Arsenal needs to bolster their ranks with a top striker
    -conjecture 2: Luis Suarez, Liverpool player seen by many to be a top striker, is said to be angling for a move away, reportedly to play in the champions league.
    fact 2: Arsenal appears capable of offering that, having been annual campaigners for 16 consecutive years. They are once again in the qualifying stages this year.
    fact 3: Liverpool, the most successful English side in Europe, have been out of European football for about 2years (champs league for 4years). They are not in Europe again this year.
    assertion 1: Arsene Wenger, Arsenal manager says negotiation will continue on possible Suarez transfer.
    assertion 2: Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool manager, says Liverpool has no plans to sell Suarez, especially to a rival club.
    Conclusion: fans of both clubs do not need to trade words over a player that is not worth the loyalty expense. If there is any negotiation going on, both clubs should do it in private and be professional about it. Suarez too should just face his fitness training and stay focused on the new season.

  24. pizzy05

    August 5, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Seeing as my post is too long, just my take then.

    My take on the whole issue is this:
    -fact: there is no bid on ground, as the last (or only) bid of £40m+£1 bid was rejected
    -conjecture 1: Arsenal needs to bolster their ranks with a top striker
    -conjecture 2: Luis Suarez, Liverpool player seen by many to be a top striker, is said to be angling for a move away, reportedly to play in the champions league.
    fact 2: Arsenal appears capable of offering that, having been annual campaigners for 16 consecutive years. They are once again in the qualifying stages this year.
    fact 3: Liverpool, the most successful English side in Europe, have been out of European football for about 2years (champs league for 4years). They are not in Europe again this year.
    assertion 1: Arsene Wenger, Arsenal manager says negotiation will continue on possible Suarez transfer.
    assertion 2: Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool manager, says Liverpool has no plans to sell Suarez, especially to a rival club.
    Conclusion: fans of both clubs do not need to trade words over a player that is not worth the loyalty expense. If there is any negotiation going on, both clubs should do it in private and be professional about it. Suarez too should just face his fitness training and stay focused on the new season.

    • sid

      August 5, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      Don’t forget loyalty works two ways, Brendan Rogers soon unloaded Carrol without giving him a chance.

      • John

        August 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm

        He was turd tho! Haha

  25. sid

    August 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    King Kenny’s Turd.

    lol..

  26. Superbale

    August 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    To Sid can you please leave that poor sole John alone it’s looks like you are stalking the man, why not ask him for his phone number you weirdo!!!! THFC
    Ps. Don’t be doing the same to me, I won’t reply you scare me.

    • sid

      August 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      A THFC knuckle dragging troll.

      Don’t the Spuds have blogs?

  27. Superbale

    August 5, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    F**k you WHEN WE SELL BALE WE WILL GIVE THEM 60 million and they will bite are hands off! And you’s will end up wid no 1 !

    • sid

      August 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Aww we wouldn’t want to end up “wid no 1”

  28. John

    August 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Hurry up and sell BALE then and put the bid in for suarez I will carry him down there on me back! ASAP

  29. Moyosola

    August 6, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Wenger is the major albatross to the competitive success of Arsenal. Since the exit of David Dien, Wenger hasn’t brought in any quality player into the Arsenal fold hiding under the guise of Financial fair play. Arsene Wenger has been grossly overrated in Arsenal and that’s why he does the job of the scouts, psychologist, physiotherapist, traininer and virtually everything. Suarez was bought the same time our man went to bring in Gervinho. Look at the caliber of players that Wenger has brought in after David Dien; Charmark, Bendtner, Gervnho, Martersacker, Vermalin, Arteta, Ramsey, Jerkinso, Santos etc. All below average players. Now the manager is been elusive deliberately at the transfer marker because there is no excuse of lack of funds this period. We have heard about Ashley Williams, Maroune Fellianni, Wayne Rooney and a host of very good players in Portugal and Brazil yet our man could not conclude any deal aside from a free agent Yahaya Sanogo. Well the way things are playing out, I see the season as Wenger’s last season and the possibility of him being disgraced out of Arsenal is very imminent.

    • keniaji

      August 6, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Moyosola, i have 2 say that u’re so right,wenger has taken we fans 4 a

      fool 4 far 2 long, he’ll get villified when the wheels fall of as it does
      every year
      and he’ll get forced out in shame very soon.

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