Arsenal weekend round-up: Suarez latest and Nigerian target blasts club

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News and gossip from the past 48 hours at The Emirates.

The latest on Luis Suarez now and it is reported that The Gunners are preparing another bid for the player this summer. Wenger spoke about his interest in the Uruguayan recently and intimated he was happy to wait until after the Emirates Cup to tie up a deal. It has been reported that the new bid could be worth anything up to £42.5 million.

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has thrown his two cents in on the deal - suggesting the striker should not switch Anfield for the Emirates:

"Arsenal are a fabulous club and have got a great heritage, but Liverpool are as big - if not bigger. I'd be very surprised if he were to move to Arsenal. Madrid or Barcelona would make more sense."

Santi Cazorla has distanced himself from exit rumours this weekend. The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid. Those rumours have not been helped by Diego Simeone, the Atletico manager, refusing to deny his interest in the player. But Cazorla has announced a deal is ‘very unlikely’.

Two stories are doing the rounds in regards to Arsenal target Bernard today. Firstly it is reported that the Gunners can sign the Brazilian for a fee of £22 million - if they were so inclined.

The second suggests that Bernard has actually decided his future lies elsewhere - after Hulk reportedly talked him into joining FC Porto.

Joel Campbell’s loan switch to Olympiakos has been finalised today. The Costa Rican spent last season with Real Betis but the Spanish side could not come up with the funds necessary to bring him in again this term. Instead he will play in the Greek Super League.

Nigerian international Godfrey Oboabona has blasted Arsenal - after refusing to come for a trial at the club. The 22-year-old exclaimed:

“Arsenal’s management tell me to come for a trial when I won the African Nations Cup. I think I should be above such requests. It is high time some of these clubs started respecting Nigeria.”

Finally and news on two other striking targets.

Gonzalo Higuain has completed his move to Napoli on a five-year deal while David Moyes will reportedly only sell Wayne Rooney to a non-Premier League team.


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