Luis Suarez's move to north London seems to be a case of if, not when.
Suarez has said many times that he wants to move away from Anfield and it's evident that he wants to force a move rather than negotiate.
Here, we look at the motivations and possible explanations behind Suarez wanting an Arsenal switch.
Does he want to move?
It seems likely after his performance against Melbourne Victory a few weeks ago, and now after he is considering handing in a transfer request and possible court action.
This isn't the first time that Suarez has been in court to force a move. In 2007 he went to court to force a move to Ajax, and now he is thinking about a similar procedure to force a move to the Gunners.
This does give off the impression that he wants a move, while he has stated in the past few months that he would like to move away from England, though moving down south wouldn't be any closer, the travelling abroad would be much simpler.
Is it the greatest of choices?
Well as an Arsenal fan I would say yes of course, however after notable stars such as Ian Wright and Alan Hansen stated that a move for Suarez would simply be a step to the side, does it seem like the best idea?
For Suarez, it seems like a better choice compared to Liverpool. The Gunners are offering Champions League football as long as they get past the qualifying aspect of the competition.
No disrespect to Liverpool, London seems to be a better option. The lifestyle, the culture and the increased possibility of travelling.
One aspect that Suarez wanted to do is be able to move back to an area where his family could be more suited. With international flights, from all around London, travelling for a multi-million pound striker shouldn't be an issue.
Arsenal - the best option?
With Real Madrid currently occupied with trying to capture Gareth Bale, there doesn't seem to be many other options for Suarez.
The prestige held by both Arsenal and Liverpool is great however over the past few years Arsenal seem to be in a better position to win some silverware.
If Suarez does want to move then this seems like the best option for the Uruguayan.
Well the future seems to be shrouded with uncertainty and a move does seem like the most likely of things to happen.
Will Arsenal be able to keep the erratic but talented Uruguayan under control or will another club get to deal with him? We will find out by the end of August.
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