Arsenal will not sign Suarez this summer - Wenger

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will not attempt to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez this summer.

The Gunners boss tried to sign Suarez last year after the Uruguay international expressed his desire to leave Anfield.

However, a controversial £40,000,0001 bid was not enough for Arsenal to open talks with the prolific forward, despite what the north London outfit had been led to believe.

Wenger now prepares to face Suarez and Liverpool this weekend - and when asked whether he regretted failing to land the striker, the Frenchman told reporters: "No because you have sometimes regrets when a player who played for you and scores goals and does well somewhere else, but he was never our player.

"It's just a situation that didn't come off and that's it."

The Arsenal boss was then asked whether he will go back for the striker this summer, to which he replied: "No. At the moment, no."

Wenger, whose side sit two points clear at the top of the Premier League table with 14 matches left to play, is now focused on keeping Suarez and co. quiet during this weekend’s mouth-watering clash at Anfield.

"Liverpool are in a better position than when we last played them," he added. "They have momentum.

"Saturday is a good moment for us to win a big game because we have a big month ahead. We had some good wins at Anfield. I have a lot of respect for the fans there, they know their football

"I think they are strong offensively with Sturridge, Suarez, Coutinho, Sterling and Gerrard. We need to dominate the game in order to keep Suarez and Sturridge quiet. We must control possession."

Reports in this morning’s newspapers claim that Wenger plans to sign at least three world-class players this summer, but it seems Suarez will not be one of those arriving at the Emirates Stadium.

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