Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners' Refusal to Deny Luis Suarez Pursuit Is Good Sign
Arsene Wenger's coyness about Arsenal's pursuit of Luis Suarez should offer fans the hope that they could still nab a superstar this summer.
When asked about the possibility of the club reaching an agreement with the 26-year-old Liverpool striker, Wenger told John Cross of the Mirror, "Suarez? As you know the transfer period demands secrets and confidentiality, so I can't answer the question."
While that isn't exactly a declaration that the club will be signing him anytime soon, it's more hopeful than an outright denial of the team's interest.
The Gunners have been relatively quiet this summer. Despite talk before the window opened that the club would be big spenders, the club has only made one signing—20-year-old Yaya Sanogo.
Sanogo was a great addition for the future. He's a great candidate to develop into a real star down the road.
However, he's not the kind of marquee talent that fans would have hoped to have been the headliner for the transfer class this summer.
That's a title that would be better suited for Suarez.
Many fans would rather see the club sign Gonzalo Higuain, the star striker from Real Madrid. However, it appears that the Gunners may miss out on the 25-year-old. As the Daily Mail reports, the club's quest to sign him hasn't gone as well as planned, and Higuain is willing to return to Madrid next season.
Who will the Gunners wind up with this summer?
That means that controversial star Suarez is the best option.
The Uruguay national is an undeniable talent. He's coming off of a season in which he was second in the Premier League in goals with 23. Compared to Higuain's 16 goals in the more offensive-oriented La Liga, there's an argument to be made that Suarez is actually the better target on the pitch anyway.
According to Chris Bascombe of The Telegraph, the Gunners are set to increase their offer to Liverpool from an original £30 million bid for the striker that was denied by their Premier League rival.
With big-name options that would make the summer a success becoming increasingly rare, Suarez appears to be one of the few options left who could make a huge impact next season. Fortunately for Gunners fans, the club still appears to be in the running.
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