Spaniard admits Suarez would have been a fine signings.
Santi Cazorla has revealed he would have ‘loved’ Luis Suarez to join Arsenal this summer.
The Gunners had two bids rejected for the Liverpool forward – the second of £40,000,001 – who publicly stated his desire to move to North London.
The Anfield club refused to sell the Uruguayan, however, and Suarez has picked up where he left off last season, bagging eight goals in just six Premier League games.
Arsenal missed out on the former Ajax star, as well as Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain, who joined Napoli but Cazorla feels the signing of Mesut Ozil from Real has compensate for the failure to land a striker.
“Above all because we’d been hearing about strikers: Higuaín, Luis Suárez, striker, striker, striker … Our striker was Giroud and you think: ‘What if he gets injured? What do we need?’ We expected a No9 but circumstances meant we couldn’t get Luis. Liverpool resisted. With Higuaín, Napoli got in ahead [of us] and he chose Italy,” Cazorla told The Guardian.
“Suárez’s incredible. I’d have loved it if he had come; his style would have suited us. Arsenal did all they could and he wouldn’t have minded. But Liverpool didn’t want to sell, which they’re entirely entitled to do, and he’s playing incredibly again. It’s a pity he’s not on our team! [Arsenal] saw some doors shut and, when they saw the chance to get Mesut, it was an opportunity to thump a fist on the desk, to make a statement. He’s a superb signing. He’s brought ilusión, optimism and hope.”