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Arsenal Transfer News: Arsene Wenger Discusses Luis Suarez Pursuit

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - JULY 14:  Arsene Wenger, Arsenal FC team Coach during the match between Arsenal and the Indonesia All-Stars at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on July 14, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia.  (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)
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Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistAugust 2, 2013

Longtime Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been through numerous transfer sagas during his time with the club. One involving Luis Suarez has now taken center stage and Sky Sports passed along comments from the boss about the situation.

I don't want to speak about Suarez, because that is between Liverpool and Arsenal. We will completely respect what Liverpool wants to do. We want to (sign the player) if it is feasible in an amicable way.

I am a great believer you have to keep as much confidentiality as possible, which is quite difficult in the modern world.

But we work very hard, not only on the case you name, but on other different cases.

Aside from confirming the Gunners continue to have interest in the Liverpool striker, Wenger clearly had no interest in providing further details about the chase. The Reds have remained firm in their stance of wanting to keep Suarez throughout the process.

The Sky Sports report states Arsenal have made two bids as they seek to add some star power to their attack. The most recent one was for £40 million plus £1 with hopes of triggering a clause that would allow them to pry Suarez away from Anfield.

So far, they have been unsuccessful in their pursuit, but Wenger's comments show the club is still hopeful of landing Suarez. He's keeping his plan to put further pressure on Liverpool to sell under wraps, however, which isn't a surprise.

Wenger also talks about working hard on other names. That's key because the new campaign is right around the corner. Should Arsenal ultimately miss out on Suarez, landing another target to bolster the attack becomes top priority.

It's important to note the veteran manager could have eliminated the drama by saying the club was no longer chasing Suarez. Instead, he confirmed the interest, which should at least give Gunners supporters some hope a deal might still get done.

All told, the saga's endgame remains unclear after Wenger's comments. But Arsenal are obviously still searching for a way to bring him to the Emirates this summer.

 

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