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Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher have reveals Arsene Wenger’s inability to Luis Suarez has cost them the last three Premier League titles.
Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for the Uruguay international with Arsenal reportedly offering just £1 more than his alleged £40 million release clause.
Writing in his column for the Daily mail, he suggested Wenger’s biggest mistake was not securing the services when he had the opportunity.
“Wenger and Arsenal were under the impression, remember, that a bid of more than £40million would take Suarez away from Liverpool but they took that to the extreme. By putting just £1 above the fee they thought would trigger a deal, it ensured business would never get done,” Carragher wrote.
”Not signing Suarez is the biggest mistake of Wenger’s reign. Had Arsenal pushed the boundaries for Suarez, perhaps with an offer of £50m, I believe they would have won the Barclays Premier League in two of the last three seasons. That’s the thing about Suarez: whichever team he plays for, he drags them to a higher level.”