Cazorla Wanted ‘Incredible’ Suarez To Join Arsenal
Arsenal ace Santi Cazorla has revealed in an excellent interview with the Guardian that he would have loved to see Luis Suarez join the club in the summer
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has revealed in an excellent interview with the Guardian that he would have loved to see Luis Suarez join the club in the summer.
While the summer signing of German super-star Mesut Ozil certainly boosted everybody connected with Arsenal Football Club, many were still left with the feeling that the north Londoners failed to strengthen the area that needing addressing the most; a new striker.
Arsene Wenger was strongly linked with a move for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez throughout the summer months and saw two bids rejected for the Uruguayan as the Merseysiders stood firm and refused to do business.
Speaking to the Guardian, Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla has revealed that the Arsenal players were expecting another forward to arrive in the summer and admitted he would have loved to see Suarez make the move to the Emirates.
Cazorla hailed the controversial hitman as ‘incredible’ and feels he would have fitted in to the Arsenal style of play seamlessly, but accepts that it was Liverpool’s decision not to sell and Arsene Wenger did everything he could to make the deal happen. He said:
“Above all because we’d been hearing about strikers: Higuaín, Luis Suárez, striker, striker, striker … Our striker was Giroud and you think: ‘What if he gets injured? What do we need?’
We expected a No.9 but circumstances meant we couldn’t get Luis. Liverpool resisted. With Higuaín, Napoli got in ahead [of us] and he chose Italy.
“Suárez’s incredible. I’d have loved it if he had come; his style would have suited us. Arsenal did all they could and he wouldn’t have minded. But Liverpool didn’t want to sell, which they’re entirely entitled to do, and he’s playing incredibly again.
It’s a pity he’s not on our team! [Arsenal] saw some doors shut and, when they saw the chance to get Mesut, it was an opportunity to thump a fist on the desk, to make a statement. He’s a superb signing. He’s brought ilusión, optimism and hope.”
While Liverpool fans will be relieved the club were able to hang on to Suarez and stop him joining their rivals, it would have been interesting to see the striker linking up with the likes of Cazorla and Ozil at the Emirates.
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