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Is Suarez now officially off the Arsenal transfer shortlist?

Posted on December 20, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

With the news Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has signed a new long term deal with the club, it’s likely manager Arsene Wenger will give up on his chase for the player.

Suarez, 26, was subject to a £40,000,001 bid from Arsenal in the summer, but Liverpool rejected the ’derisory’ offer, and reiterated how the Uruguayan international wasn’t for sale despite him having handed in a transfer request. Since then, he’s set the Premier League alight with 17 goals in 11 games.

To say Wenger will be kicking himself is certainly an understatement, but now it appears Suarez is firmly out of his grasp. The deal he’s signed with the Reds will keep him at Anfield past his 30th birthday, and with the side enjoying an unlikely title race, there’s seemingly no reason why he’d be discontented with the club at present.

Signing a deal worth around £200K per year will mean he’d shatter the wage structure at the club more than Ozil did joining the side, but it also has meant attentions are turning onto cheaper alternatives – which would be Athletico Madrid’s Diego Costa.

The Spanish & Brazilian striker is a player who’s been increasingly linked with Arsenal in recent times, but is awaiting such interest to turn official when the transfer window opens in January. His value is reported to be around the £25M-£30M mark.

3 to “Is Suarez now officially off the Arsenal transfer shortlist?”

  1. Kenny porter says:

    Disregard contract, there is a buyout clause if Liverpool fc do not qualify for Europe. Maybe not arsenal fc but Real Madrid at the end of the season.

  2. Mohamed says:

    If Suarez is no longer available, I think we should double efforts to secure Diego Costa or Martinez. If we can get a great striker, it will raise our standard. If Costa can rival Ronald so far this season, then he should be the next big thing among strikers in world football and he should be playing for Arsenal.

  3. Mugabi Henry says:

    Seriously,it’s evident now that the weakest department in the Gunners squad is the striking line. Almost 3/4 so far this season have been scored by the midfielders. So, if arsenal are to count themselves part of any european trophy contenders this season, they should sign a world class scoring striker in january and stop relying on Giroud. Diego Costa can be a good option in this equation.

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