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Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Gunners Must Go All-In to Land Superstar Luis Suarez

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on February 11, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IJuly 13, 2013

For the 19 English Premier League clubs not named Manchester United, the ultimate priority must be to improve this summer. 

For Arsenal, a club that finished fourth in the league table a season ago and hasn't won the Premier League since 2004, improvement means landing a big-name star. According to The Mirror's David Anderson, the Gunners are considering increasing their bid to acquire star striker Luis Suarez from Liverpool this offseason.

Per Anderson, Arsenal's offer of £30 million was recently rejected, and now the club must come back with an increased bid in order to have any shot of adding the dynamic goalscorer.

But no matter how hefty the price tag, Arsenal can ill afford to begin next season without a game-changing presence at forward. That's why Arsene Wenger and company must go all-in on the controversial goal-grabbing machine.

Suarez is an elite goalscorer and is oftentimes a hat trick waiting to happen. After all, he scored 23 goals in league play last season. He finished 2012-13 with 30 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions for the Reds.

Although the Uruguayan international doesn't appear to be too fond of the idea of playing in England anymore, the change of scenery could make a mighty difference. Arsenal is much better suited to make a run in the Premier League, as well as the UEFA Champions League, which Liverpool failed to qualify for.

Plus, with Suarez on board, the Gunners would be a much more dangerous side—one certainly capable of challenging Manchester United and Manchester City next season.

Only Robin van Persie scored more goals in league play than Suarez. On top of that, last season, Arsenal didn't have a single player score more than 14 goals, as Theo Walcott's season-ending total ranked just 11th in the EPL.

But more so than just the potential to score goals himself, Suarez opens up lanes for teammates. He makes phenomenal runs into and around the box and can be a deadly creator on the attack or off of set pieces.

Wenger needs a player who can strike fear into the opposition, someone who can carry the burden on his shoulders and score a pivotal goal when the squad needs it. Always a threat, Suarez can be that guy. 

 

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