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Arsene Wenger avoids talking about future Luis Suarez bids


This past summer in the transfer window, Arsenal submitted several bids for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez but were ultimately turned away. Wenger could try again in the January transfer window or this summer, but he isn’t wanting to talk about it ahead of a clash with Liverpool.

“I am not focused on that now, 24 hours before this game,” Wenger said, via ESPN FC. “You [the media] made it [Suarez bids] public. I didn’t make anything public. Look, he plays for Liverpool and at the moment he is doing very well. What is important for me is players who play for Arsenal and not those who could play for Arsenal. What is important is the players who will play against Luis Suarez.”

While Suarez is a very talented player, his past is checkered with disciplinary problems. He started the season on the bench finishing a 10-game ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

“We have high moral ground and of course we take information about the moral level of the players and when there are any restrictions, we do not buy the players,” Wenger said. “That is a debate I won’t go into now. It’s not the right place before the game to speak about it.”

There might be a right place to talk about it one day though.

“The details of all that [Suarez bids] will maybe come out one day. Maybe not in my book. In somebody else’s book.”

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