Arsenal are not good enough for Luis Suarez, according to former Liverpool striker…
Michael Owen doesn’t understand why Luis Suarez would even consider a move to Arsenal, he told BBC Sport.
“Arsenal are a fabulous club and have got a great heritage, but Liverpool are as big – if not bigger,” the former Liverpool striker said.
Owen scored 158 goals for Liverpool between 1996 and 2004, but the striker is public enemy no. 1 on Merseyside after he moved to Manchester United, and recently wrote a column for The Sun newspaper.
“I’d be very surprised if he were to move to Arsenal. Madrid or Barcelona would make more sense,” the ex-England man continued.
“I’m struggling to understand why he would leave and stay in England with Liverpool being the stature they are.”
“From Suarez’s point of view you can understand him if he wants to reach the absolute pinnacle of the game – that’s playing in the Champions League. Liverpool obviously are not in that at the moment,”
“Truthfully, can you really see Arsenal winning the Champions League next season or going into the later stages? Unless they buy a good few players then I can’t.”
Owen makes the point that many Liverpool fans are holding on to. The Reds would far prefer to sell Suarez to Real Madrid, and not to a direct rival in the Premier League. Arsenal can offer the forward Champions League football however, but have already had a £40m bid rejected for the Uruguayan.
Suarez previously stated that he wants to leave England because of the media’s treatment of him, so Arsenal will do very well to first have a bid accepted by Liverpool, and then persuade the 26-year-old to join them.
Barcelona are not looking to buy another striker after their purchase of Brazilian prodigy Neymar, and Real Madrid are focussing their attentions on Tottenham star Gareth Bale.
Liverpool have repeatedly stated their desire to keep the controversial striker, and it is looking more and more likely that Suarez will start the season with the Reds.