Arsene Wenger famously made a concerted effort to bring Luis Suarez to Arsenal 18 months ago, although the strange rumours about the Gunners offering Liverpool 40m plus 1 pound sounded extremely far-fetched at the time but is now taken as true. The Telegraph is claiming that Wenger tried again to sign Suarez in the summer, and that he is still keen to bring him to the Emirates.
But Liverpool repelled our bids and Suarez went on to score 31 goals to help Liverpool to second place in the Premiership table, which then secured the Uruguayan a big money move to the Spanish giants Barcelona. This has hardly been the success that was expected and Suarez has only scored two goals in his 11 La Liga appearances so far and there is already talk of Barca cutting their losses on the volatile hitman. He reportedly cost the Catalan club 75 million GBP
… I lost my balance … falling on top of my opponent … I hit my face against [Chiellini], leaving a small bruise on my cheek and a strong pain in my teeth.
— Suárez’s defence to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, 25 June 2014
Although Suarez has a penchant for snacking on opposing defenders, he was virtually “unplayable” last season (according to Brendan Rodgers anyway) and he very nearly carried the Anfield side to the League title single-handed. If he could regain his old form back in the Premier League for Arsenal he would make a fantastic partner to Alexis Sanchez and practically guarantee goals on a weekly basis.
Wenger obviously thinks that he would be able to control Suarez’s temperament, but would Arsenal fans even want him at the club?