Why I Was Eager To Join Arsenal Under Wenger

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Atletico Madrid Uruguayan star Luis Suarez has revealed why he wanted to join Arsenal from Liverpool during the tenure of Arsene Wenger back in 2013.

Suarez was seeking an exit from Anfield before the 2013-14 season with the Reds finishing seventh in the Premier League and missing out on Champions League football in the previous campaign.

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The Gunners infamously bid £40,000,001 believing it would trigger a clause in his contract, but it was immediately rebuffed by Anfield officials and Suarez ended up staying for another season before leaving for Barcelona.

The 34-year-old Atletico Madrid striker has now revealed he was talked in to staying by former boss Brendan Rodgers in the summer of 2012 due to his long-term plans at the club, but following their disappointing campaign wanted a move to Emirates Stadium.

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“I think I’d been at Liverpool for a year and a half when Brendan [Rodgers] took charge in July 2012,” he told UEFA.com.

“Back then, I had opportunities to sign for…



Source: Complete Sports

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