Ex-stopper thinks striker chase should offer hope to supporters.
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has said that the club’s pursuit of Liverpool striker should offer some hope to the supporters as they continue to look to add quality to the side, Sky Sports reports.
Arsenal made two bids for the Uruguayan international, the latter of which was for £40,000,000+£1, both of which were rejected and they are now fast running out of time if they hope to still be able to secure a deal.
But even if manager Arsene Wenger fails to bring the 26-year-old to the Emirates, Keown feels that the Frenchman’s willingness to spend big sums of money on top quality players is a step in the right direction.
“It was a demonstration to Arsenal fans,” said Keown.
“The club were saying ‘We have £40m there. We have tried to buy someone else’s best player for a change’. It has shown how serious Arsenal are about spending money.
“In the past, Arsene has nurtured them, then lost them just when they are at their best, as was the case with Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie.
“Now he needs to go out and buy an obvious talent, someone who is going to hit the ground running, and they don’t come cheap.
“Fair play to Liverpool for hanging on to Suarez but Arsenal still need to buy two or three players. If they do, I think there is a real chance.”