Wenger prepares to use tactics that have previously gone against the Gunners.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to use the heartbreak of losing Cesc Fabregas and Robin Van Persie at the last minute in order to land Liverpool’s Luis Suarez for £40m, according to the Mirror.
In the past two summers Wenger has been forced to sell Van Persie and Fabregas at the 11th hour, as it’s difficult to keep unhappy players at the club against their will.
Whilst this has exasperated fans at the Emirates Stadium in the past, they may be more accepting of the tactic when the boss uses it to land Suarez for £40m.
There has been much confusion over a clause in the Uruguayan’s contract that the striker’s representatives think if activated, gives the 26-year-old permission to leave.
However, the Reds dispute this and Wenger is now prepared to leave the deal until the last moment – quite possibly deadline day on September 2 – so that the Merseyside club are forced to sell for £40m.
It’s a risky stance from the Frenchman, what with Real Madrid also keeping tabs on Suarez and Los Blancos are not adverse to spending big in the transfer market – especially now Gonzalo Higuain has been sold to Napoli.
Liverpool are still determined not to sell to Arsenal as the club understandably do not want to let their star player leave for a Premier League rival.
Yet with the South American making it abundantly clear that he wants to depart Anfield and to date the Gunners the only club showing significant intent of signing Suarez, it could prove to be a dramatic end to the transfer window.