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Arsenal Legend has slammed the club for its failed approach to sign Luis Suarez in 2013.
Suarez was the subject of a failed £40m +£1 bid from Arsenal three summers ago. The bid was seen by many as Arsenal’s most ridiculous bid in recent seasons and it went on to cause one of the biggest transfer that summer.
The Uruguayan was actually interested in moving to the Emirates at that time and tried to push through a move but Arsenal’s bid had already infuriated Liverpool chiefs who made sure the striker remained at Anfield against is wish and Wright is still furious that we wasted a glorious opportunity to sign the striker.
Suarez went on to score 31 goals in 33 games that season before completing the move to Barcelona the next summer. He has subsequently established himself as one of the world’s best striker and Wright believes someone at Arsenal should have been sacked for our failure to land the striker.
“When you consider how much he went for and when you consider how much he changed Liverpool, he’s gone to Barcelona and he’s not just fit into that team, he’s improved their team,” Wright told BBC’s 606 podcast, as quoted by The Sport Review.
“What should have happened is the person who made the phone call to say we’re going to activate the clause, that person at Arsenal should not be at Arsenal. He should be sacked. It’s a sackable offence.”
Considering the difference Suarez made at Liverpool before his departure, one can’t help but wonder what would have been if we had managed to pull off the signing.