Arsenal’s summer long chase for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez appears to have hit a dead end.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, and Liverpool owner John W. Henry remain adamant they are not going to sell their star man to a team set to directly challenge them for a top four spot next season.
“We are not going to sell Luis,” Henry told various newspapers. “It’s very important [not to sell to a rival], but especially for Liverpool because we’re not in Europe this year.”
He added it would be “ludicrous” to sell to a rival, adding he was “unequivocal” they would not sell to Arsenal.
The words are not what Arsene Wenger was hoping to hear, having launched a very drawn out public pursuit to lure the Liverpool forward to North London.
Henry’s strong words suggest the Gunners may once again have to look elsewhere.
Gunners supporters have been left frustrated by the clubs failure to bring in new faces this summer, with Chelsea moving ahead of them in the race for Wayne Rooney, and Gonzalo Higuain opting for a switch to Serie A runners-up Napoli.
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