Thursday, 25 July 2013

Arsenal must sign Suarez -Player to demand Gunners move -Rosicky's pledge

Morning Gooners.

There still is only one story in town, our on going pursuit of Luis Suarez... We've definitely got all our eggs in one basket with this deal.

With the news that Gonzalo Higuain has passed his medical at Napoli and will be presented to the Napoli fans on Monday night, Arsenal really need to make sure they get the Suarez deal over the line. Our options in terms of other super quality centre forwards available to buy this summer is running out.

I believe Arsenal have been given positive signs from the Suarez camp that he is prepared to join us otherwise we wouldn't have so dramatically switched our attentions to him.

The Daily Mail report we're expecting the striker to inform Liverpool that he wants to move to north London for Champions League football today.

My belief is that Liverpool will sell the Uruguay striker. they have changed their stance publicly. Before they were saying he wasn't for sale at any price, now their manager Brendan Rodgers is talking figures.

He said:
"If Arsenal want the player, then they have to produce the value for the player. 
"There was an offer two weeks ago of £35m. Two weeks later it is now £40million and £1 — I don’t think it is anywhere near what he is worth. 
"But it is two-fold, really. A player may want to go but then somebody has to pay the value of that player."

The contact clause situation is interesting. It leaves us in a position where we've activate it... whatever it is. No one really seems to know. Liverpool say one thing. His agents another.

What is certain at the moment is that £40m plus £1 won't be enough to get Liverpool to sell their star player. Suarez will have to agitate for a move by handing in a transfer request and we know that not many players do that because they lose out financially on loyalty bonuses.

We'll have to wait and see how today pans out. Arsenal play their final game of their Asia Tour tomorrow and if the media are to speak with Arsene Wenger any time before the squad return to London, I'm sure they'll be keen to ask him about the Suarez situation.

Elsewhere, Tomas Rosicky has stated he's playing every game now as if it's his last. The Czech midfielder has entered the final year of his contact but will no doubt be rewarded with a new deal so that he can see out the rest of his career in north London.

That''s it for today. Back with more tomorrow.

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