Last weekend Luis Suarez proved once more that he is the best player in the Premier League. Now that Gareth Bale has fled the coop, there’s nobody even close to his level. Even with the added burden of the Liverpool captaincy, Suarez was at his free-flowing best.
The man’s quick, feet, sharp mind and eye for goal are a joy to behold. The fact that he’s scored 17 goals in 11 games pretty much speaks for itself. Whenever he’s on the ball, the opposition seem to fear for their collective lives. Okay, I’m getting a little hyperbolic, but the Uruguayan seems to inspire this level of brainless adoration.
Though he’s a clever man, Arsene Wenger certainly hasn’t been immune to Suarez’s charms. Over the summer the Frenchman launched a £40,000,001 bid for Suarez, only to be met with collective laughter from everybody at Liverpool.
Fortunately (if you’re an Arsenal fan), this doesn’t seem to have put Arsene Wenger off. Check out these recent quotes:
“I think that every defender in England hates playing against him. He has a strong, provocative personality. From the information I gathered on him it appears that on a day-to-day level he is really easy to work with. Also that he’s respectful, he loves training, he’s an angel. He turns into a demon when he’s on the pitch. We all dream about having players like that.” (Source: The Star)
I have to say, I’m not overly impressed by Liverpool’s midfield. Whilst Jordan Henderson did a great job at the weekend, Steven Gerrard is slowing down and Philippe Coutinho is still pretty raw.
I’d love to see what Suarez is capable of when he’s playing alongside other world-class talent like Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla. I’m sure Suarez fancies that opportunity too. He was certainly frustrated that he didn’t get a chance to move on during the summer transfer window.
Of course, if Arsenal are still interested in Suarez, they’ll have to smash their transfer record yet again. They’ve only just spent £42.4m on Mesut Ozil, but you’d have to add around £20-30m to that figure before Liverpool would consider selling Suarez.
For Arsenal, he could be the missing link. He could be the man who leads them to silverware and genuine success. That all comes with a price. I’m sure Arsenal can’t compete for him, but that won’t stop me crossing my fingers regardless.
What’s your take? Should Arsenal still be interested in Luis Suarez, or has that ship sailed?
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