Luis Suarez is the player that’s divided opinion like no other in the Premier League since he arrived in England.
Scoring 23 league goals last season, he was arguably the best player in the division.
However, his reputation was once again tarnished by his inglorious biting of Branislav Ivanovic towards the end of the season.
And he has now been involved in one of the longest on-going transfer stories this summer. Suarez himself has said he wants to leave Liverpool.
At this moment in time it looks like the Reds are in control of the situation and aren’t going to let their star player go anywhere near the Emirates unless to put the ball in Arsenal’s net next season.
The Gunners have been known to keep their money in their pockets throughout the years. In fact, so far this season they haven’t spent a penny with their only signing being Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from Auxerre – which won’t be too reassuring for the fans at this point.
What is more reassuring, though, is the fact they even put in a club record bid for the Uruguayan. There is definitely a sign there that Aresne Wenger wants to spend, and with it looking unlikely that he will get the hit-man, he may have to look elsewhere for a striker.
Here are some of the routes they may want to take if all fails:
Robert Lewandowski: £35 million
He has proven in the last couple of seasons in the Bundesliga that he is one of the deadliest finishers in Europe.
He seems to have almost all abilities a centre-forward needs; good with both feet, good on the ball, and good in the air.
The only issue with the Polish international is that most people in football seem to agree that he is on his way to Bayern Munich. But with Dortmund reluctant to sell another one of their star players to Pep Guardiola it may just be the time for Wenger to hijack the move.
Edin Dzeko: £25 million
The Bosnian hit-man is a player that seems to be an overlooked gem in the Premier League.
Last season he finished top goalscorer for Manchester City, but still remains to be behind Sergio Aguero on the list of first choice strikers. With City brining in two new strikers in Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo it suggests manager Manuel Pellegrini may have his own ideas for who he wants at Manchester City.
Edin Dzeko is a proven finished in the Premiership and Manchester City could well be tempted with a bid in the £25 Million section.
Wayne Rooney: £30 million
We know Wayne Rooney is unsettled at Manchester United, and we know Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea seem to be his preferred destination. But it’s worth a try for the Gunners.
He’s proven himself to be one of the greatest strikers in the Premiership area and right about now seems to want to give himself a new challenge. With Arsenal having sold Robin Van Persie, their star man, to Manchester United last season they will like to think that the Manchester club will keep that favour in mind if they decide to let him go.
If Arsene Wenger could snap the England striker up then maybe Arsenal could have a say in the title race this year.
Stick with Olivier Giroud
This won’t be the move Arsenal fans will feel most reassured by. I’m sure they didn’t feel great last season when they found out the French international was replacing Robin van Persie, but by the end of the season he’d won over a lot of the crowd at the Emirates by scoring 11 goals in the Premier League.
It sometimes takes strikers longer to settle in England than any other players, so maybe if Arsenal keeps the faith in him he may prove his doubters wrong this season.
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