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Matias Suarez is the 23-year-old Argentine striker who plays for R.S.C. Anderlecht. Last week, YT had reported this from Tribal Football.
The 23-year-old Argentine, who has scored seven Belgium Pro League goals in 18 appearances so far this term, has emerged on the radar of both the Gunners and French club Marseille, according to reports.
Gunners scouts have watched Suarez, who also has seven Europa League goals this campaign, and are believed to be keen on the £10 million-rated former Belgrano man who admits a move to a bigger club is something he yearns for.
Suarez himself was said to be interested in a move away from Anderlecht and seemed to have confirmed in an interview that "there are two clubs interested [in me], but if it does not happen this winter, so be it, and I will then do everything to make Anderlecht champions."
From this interview, supposedly given to the Argentine media, it could be deduced that the player himself was interested in a move this winter.
Just as Gooners were waiting in anticipation for Arsenal to sign him, Suarez moved to dispel the rumor in an interview with De Standaard.
I want to, at the least, finish the job that I've started and that is helping the team to win the title, which is what everyone deserves. I don't know where the story has come from that I will be joining Arsenal this winter, but I can formally deny it.
My bosses are well aware of what I want and that is to stay at Anderlecht for now. I'm still learning, and that's another reason I don't want to leave.
Notwithstanding this denial, Caughtoffside reported that Arsenal have signed a pre-contract agreement with the player, with the understanding that he will join Arsenal in the summer.
The source of this news was given as a certain Javier Perez, a supposedly respected journalist. YT was elated and promptly reported it. It soon dawned on him, though, that the news may significantly be less than fact.
On Friday, when journalists asked Wenger to confirm the news, he said, "No, that's (all) not true."