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Arsenal boss admits lack of subtlety in Suarez bid

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Arsene Wenger insists that the Gunners' £40,000,001 bid for Luis Suarez this summer was not meant to be provocative, despite admitting there was nothing subtle about the way the club went about business.

Liverpool's Suarez was the subject of a long and much publicised interest from the North London club, with the Uruguayan even asking his club to let him join a side in the Champions League.

Arsenal had made the unusual bid with the assumption that it would trigger a get-out clause in Suarez's contract, however this was quickly rejected by the Merseyside club, who would eventually convince the want-away forward to remain at the club.

Wenger however, insists that there are no hard feelings between the two clubs ahead of their huge clash at the Emirates this evening.

He said: "It was not the most subtle thing we have done, but it was not meant to be provocative at all. It could be interpreted like that, but it was not our purpose.

"It was one of the transfers that did not work and in every club you have two or three, but there is no need afterwards to speak about it.

"Suarez is a professional, he plays there, he is paid by Liverpool, and that is it."

The Frenchman will be looking for his side to avoid a third successive home defeat when 3rd placed Liverpool visit the Emirates in a clash that could say a whole lot about both sides title credentials.

Arsenal in particular have had their position at the top of the Premier League criticised in recent days and Wenger has insisted that his team are there to stay.

"What we want first is to convince everybody that we can play at the top and hopefully in April we can ask ourselves have we got enough resources to cross the line," he said.

"It was a disappointment on Tuesday, I cannot deny that and we want to respond in a very strong way in a competition where we are in a very strong position."

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