Gunners supremo comes clean over Suarez chase.
Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has admitted that the club were never realistically going to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez during the summer transfer window, Sky Sports reports.
The Gunners made the Uruguayan one of their top targets this summer as Arsene Wenger looked to exploit the confusion over the striker’s contract to bolster his attacking options.
Suarez had indicated that he would be interested in a move to the Emirates in order to compete in the Champions League, but the Merseyside outfit managed to resist Wenger’s advances and keep a hold of the outspoken frontman.
However, Kroenke has now revealed he met Liverpool owner John W Henry following their controversial pursuit of Suarez and claims there was no price Liverpool would sell Suarez for because of their fears of the impact of losing him.
“Look, Arsene Wenger had a view, our team had a view, they had a view and their view was ‘he wasn’t going anywhere’,” Kroenke said.
“I never saw them waver from it. I guess at some level there is a number that gets anybody out of anywhere but there was nothing within the realm of what we knew about that could have got him out of there.
“There were people saying if he left there was nothing left. If people believe that, if those players believed that and John thought they believed that, then that is a real problem.”