Wenger speaks out about the Uruguayan after comments from Anfield.
With both Liverpool owner John Henry and manager Brendan Rodgers stating Arsenal will not be signing Luis Suarez this summer, Arsene Wenger has spoken out himself.
Whilst both Henry and Rodgers have been fairly blunt in their reiteration that the striker is staying, the Frenchman still remains hopeful of signing the 26-year-old.
“If it will be done, it will be done in a respectful way with Liverpool,” Wenger was quoted in the Daily Mail.
“To make a transfer happen you need the agreement of three parties – the buyer, the seller and the player. We know we want to do.
“Liverpool at the moment do not agree. Whether they change their mind or not we don’t know. We’ll respect that.
“Suarez is one of the targets. If he’s not for sale, he’s not for sale we have to accept that.”
Whilst the 63-year-old is looking to conduct the transfer with dignity, the Gunners are increasingly running out of time to make new signings and so far France under-20 forward Yaya Sanogo is the only new addition.
The Suarez saga has been up and down for several weeks and it has been unknown whether the South American would leave, with confusion over a clause in the attacker’s contract.
The Uruguay international and Arsenal believed that by paying £40m and one pound, the striker would be allowed to leave but the FA have since agreed with the Reds that this was not the case.
Now Wenger is set to be left red-faced having already given up on Gonzalo Higuain this summer in favour of trying to sign Suarez.