What happens when Arsenal try to sign Luis Suarez for £40m plus £1 in FIFA 18

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Arsenal and Liverpool fans will never forget that hilarious transfer saga involving Luis Suarez in 2013.

It was reported that the Gunners attempted to sign Suarez by bidding £1 over his £40 million release clause.

It led to Liverpool owner John Henry’s legendary tweet: “What do you think they’re smoking over there at Emirates?”

Henry later revealed that Suarez did have a £40m release clause and that the Reds decided not to sell him.

The Uruguayan would end up joining Barcelona in 2014 but Arsene Wenger admitted earlier this year that Arsenal did have an agreement to sign him.

"He was very close [to signing for Arsenal],” the Frenchman told beINSports. “We had an agreement with the player.

“We had been wrongly advised that he had a clause, with a minimal clause, but we had an agreement with the player. You can ask him.

"I'm convinced he wanted to join us, then they kept him one more year, improved his contract and promised to sell him the year later to a club abroad."

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Arsenal's move for Suarez is replicated on FIFA 18

So Suarez didn’t arrive at the Emirates Stadium in 2013 but Yaya Sanogo did. Poor Arsenal.

The Gunners have been the butt of the jokes ever since their failed move for Suarez and Squawka have used FIFA 18 to poke fun at them once more.

Using FIFA 18’s new interactive transfer negotiations in Career Mode, they imagined the scene of Wenger offering Barcelona £40m plus £1 bid for Suarez.


Hilarious, especially considering Suarez’s value on the game is more than £85m.

A Barcelona rep is then seen storming out of the room, saying: “I feel like I’ve wasted my trip here. We won’t entertain such a derisory offer for Suarez.”

The look on Wenger’s face at the end is hilarious. Check it out below.

Arsenal got a striker in Lacazette 

It would appear that Arsenal have finally found the striker they were longing for in Alexandre Lacazette, who arrived in the summer from Lyon in a £46.5m deal.

The Frenchman took his tally for the season to four goals with a brace in the 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Monday.

Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

He’s no Suarez but the early signs are promising, with former Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn comparing him to club legend Ian Wright.

"To come to a new team, like Alvaro Morata at Chelsea, and start producing straight away, is a massive bonus,” Winterburn told Sky Sports.

"He's more Wright than (Thierry) Henry. Thierry wasn't your classic centre-forward. Henry drifted into wide areas, picked the ball up, unbelievable pace and great close control.

"You'd never know what he was going to do and Lacazette looks similar. And if he can produce the goals that Wrighty produced, then I think the Arsenal fans will be very, very happy."

Where does Lacazette rank among the Premier League's best strikers? Let us know in the comments section below!

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