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Arsenal boss still wants Suarez signing

The Suarez saga continues to rumble on (©GettyImages)
The Suarez saga continues to rumble on (©GettyImages).

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is well aware that his side still need signings this summer despite watching his players beat Manchester City 3-1 in Helsinki on Saturday and his main focus is still on Liverpool's striker Luis Suarez.

Goals from Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal a comfortable win over City, but they are still looking short on players because of their summer clear-out that has taken place this year.

The club have lost several first team players, including; Vito Mannone, Andre Santos, Johan Djourou, Sebastian Squillaci, Andrey Arshavin, Denilson and Marouane Chamakh, and have only signed striker Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer.

Despite having a treasure-chest of £70million, Wenger is yet to sign anybody big yet and his hunt for a striker is not looking promising after he missed out on Gonzalo Higuain and Stevan Jovetic.

Wenger's main target is now Suarez, but Liverpool's owner and manager have both confirmed that the Uruguayan is not for sale, but the Gunners boss has admitted that their comments have not put him off.

Wenger told reporters: "No. We will do it the right way and see what happens.

"I think the problem is the strength of the squad. Today is one game we are going to play 55 games. We are maybe a bit thin squad wise to go through the whole season.

"The players now go on international duty and come back on Thursday so it will be very short time to prepare for our first game on Saturday.

"We have some big games in front of us. We play Aston Villa and then the Champions League after that so it’s important we don’t lose players now."

The Arsenal manager has also revealed that he is interested in Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo, but admits that nothing is concrete as of yet.

 

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Arsenal
Luis Suarez
Premier League
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Liverpool

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