According to Metro, Arsene Wenger is ready to use a majority of the transfer kitty available to him to secure the services of Luis Suarez, having seen two considerable bids turned down by Liverpool, who are fighting hard to hang on to their star striker.
The Gunners are in a desperate position in this summer’s transfer market, having lost most if not all their transfer targets. The Barclays Premier League is getting more competitive each year, and each team in the league is spending all the money they can to bring in the best talents to their clubs. The intensity of the league requires all the teams to have sufficient squad depth to match the best clubs, and to survive the competition. With examples of teams like Swansea City, who were promoted a few seasons ago from the Championship, and spent money wisely to improve the quality of their side. The same applies to Norwich City, who have bought players like Nathan Redmond from Birmingham City.
The current strikers department at Arsenal includes the likes of Olivier Giroud, who has yet not had maximum impact since his much anticipated move from Montpellier in France. The tall striker has had it difficult in his first season in the Premier League, and Wenger will hope the good form he has been showing in pre-season will continue as the season kicks off this weekend. Theo Walcott took up the responsibility as the main striker at times last season, and shouldered the pressure wit Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla, both of whom contributed greatly to the England international’s successful campaign last season. The Gunners have already sold Gervinho to AS Roma, and are looking to offload inconsistent Dane Nicklas Bendtner before the end of the window.
The report suggests Wenger could make a bid of up to £49 million to convince Liverpool to sell their star, after having seen two considerable bids turned down by the Merseyside club. Brendan Rodgers is keen to hang on to his Uruguayan striker, but may have to give into his wishes to play in European competitions.