The news comes courtesy of The Daily Telegraph's Chris Bascombe:
Arsenal has been in the market for a talented goalscoring threat this summer, but the name at the top of Arsene Wenger's list for the last month wasn't believed to be Suarez. The 26-year-old Uruguayan has said, per ESPN FC, that it is the English media that would drive him away from Anfield—not Liverpool.
Instead, the name atop Wenger's list had supposedly been Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain.
Moreover, this isn't exactly Wenger's style. Although the Gunners have money to spend this summer, the longtime Arsenal manager is known for his business-like approach—developing young talent instead of overpaying—to the transfer market.
Offers of £30 million, per The Times, don't usually come flying out of the Gunners camp.
Suarez has had his slew of thoughtless on-field mistakes, but he is still supremely talented. He scored 23 goals in 33 EPL starts last season and has proven himself to be a very dangerous striker.
It will be interesting to see if Arsenal, looking to end its trophyless streak, bucks the money-saving trend in pursuit of the Uruguayan international, or if it simply resets its sights on Higuain.
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