Luis Suarez’s Arsenal transfer will have to wait as Arsene Wenger waits for the Uruguayan striker to resolve his differences with Liverpool.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken out about the protracted Luis Suarez transfer saga, stating that the Gunners have acted because the striker wants to leave Liverpool.
However, Wenger added that the transfer is currently on hold whilst the Uruguayan forward attempts to sort out the finer details
“At the moment the situation is on standby,” Wenger said in an interview with Al Jazeera, summarised by the Liverpool Echo.
“I heard that [Suarez may take legal action against Liverpool] but this is sometimes linked with things that you don’t know as a potential buyer.
“That is the story between Suarez and Liverpool and I don’t know what has been said, what has been promised and what has been written and that is only Suarez and Liverpool that can decide that.
“It’s nothing to do us. We have been told that the player wants to leave Liverpool and that’s why we’ve acted.”
With Luis Suarez banned for the first six matches of the Premier League season, many Arsenal fans would be forgiven for thinking that there was little urgency in completing the deal.
However, the Uruguayan is not banned from European competition, and with the Gunners in action in the playoff qualification round of the UEFA Champions League between August 20th and 28th, Suarez could make the difference in helping the north London side reach the group stage.
With that in mind, Arsenal fans will hope that the deal is not on hold for long.