Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is ready to look elsewhere if he can not convince Liverpool to sell Luis Suarez.
The Arsenal boss has been trying to spend some of the cash in his bulging wallet all summer but has had a frustrating time of it so far.
Wenger failed in his attempts to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid and is currently at an impasse in regards to his pursuit of Uruguayan star Suarez.
However, Wenger has reassured fans that Suarez is not the only option for the club and is more than prepared to go elsewhere in his search of reinforcements.
"We try and get what we want; if that doesn’t work we will look somewhere else," he said in an interview with Al Jazeera Sport.
"The clubs with talented players don’t want to lose them."
He also requested that fans be patient after insisting the strange transfer activity has slowed down the process of buying players.
Despite only signing one player this summer - free transfer Yaya Sanogo - Wenger says that the club are continuing to work hard and is ready to spend big.
"Some clubs acted very early so the choices were reduced and there is more competition coming from France with Paris St Germain, who buy big players for huge amounts of money, so it’s tough, difficult and slow.
"I can assure the fans we will try very hard to keep them happy. We are certainly ready to spend the money, but the process is going slowly, but surely."
Fans will be reassured by Wenger's quotes but it remains a fact that time is running out for the Frenchman to add to his squad.
Any new signing will have to be registered by the 12th August if they are to play in the crucial Champions League qualifiers, which will take place on 20th/21st and 27th/28th August.
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