Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger hopeful of bringing Liverpool forward Luis Suarez to Emirates Stadium – as well as other reinforcements.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the club still hope to sign Luis Suarez, and that the Liverpool striker isn’t the only player they are looking at buying this summer.
The Gunners coach gave a press conference ahead of the club’s Emirates Cup matches against Napoli and Galatasaray this weekend, and confirmed to the fans that he and the board were working hard to reinforce the team.
“I don’t want to speak about Suarez, because that is between Liverpool and Arsenal. We will completely respect what Liverpool wants to do. We want to (sign the player) if it is feasible in an amicable way,” Wenger told ESPN.
“I am a great believer you have to keep as much confidentiality as possible, which is quite difficult in the modern world.
“But we work very hard, not only on the case you name, but on other different cases.”
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright said last week that he thought the Luis Suarez transfer would happen:
I feel like the Suarez deal to AFC will happen! As long as Real Madrid don't scupper it!
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) July 22, 2013
However, this week he has seemingly attempted to scupper the attempted signing by telling Suarez he would not leave Liverpool for Arsenal.
“I’d welcome him at Arsenal with open arms,” Wright told the BBC.
“But if I was Suarez, when you look at everything, it does seem strange he would want to go to Arsenal. I would give Liverpool another season.”
“Arsenal finally realise they’ve got to get up there with the big boys otherwise they will be left behind.”