A few weeks ago, Arsenal’s chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, spoke about how Arsenal had become a financial force to be reckoned with, as he boldly stated that the club could go beyond their usual Scrooge-esque ways to sign a top quality player as well as paying astronomical wages if the need arises.
This was like music to the ears of some Arsenal fans, while others took it with a pinch of salt.
While the official website has been providing updates on preseason training, the new 2013-14 away kit and players that are going out on loan, the keyboard warriors of several sports columns have been extremely busy publishing ludicrous articles about Arsenal transfer rumors.
The media went on a frenzy in regard to the Gonzalo Higuain protracted transfer saga and it has become as tiring as seeing Lionel Messi score a goal for Barcelona.
Just when we thought that we had seen it all, The Telegraph and the Daily Express reported that the Gunners launched an audacious £30 million bid for Liverpool’s star striker, Luis Suarez, that was immediately rebuffed. The idea of Arsenal placing a bid of that humongous amount (it doubles the record transfer fee paid for Andrey Arshavin in 2009) is somewhat perplexing, because despite the fact that the club claims to have so much money in its coffers, it has never put its money where its mouth is, and the recent signings prove this fact.
Notwithstanding, it has been reported from The Telegraph and Daily Express that the Gunners actually made a bid for Luis Suarez, albeit it has been rejected, but in every rumor, there’s an element of truth.
Without further ado, here are the pros and cons of signing a talented player like Luis Suarez.
I prefer my bad news first, so I’ll start with the cons.