Former goal-scorer implies move would represent a sideways step at best…
Arsenal lack the world class footballers who can help lure marquee transfer targets to sign a contract with the club, according to 1990s club legend Ian Wright, who has intimated that he does not see the logic in Luis Suarez trading Liverpool and Anfield for Ashburton Grove, in North London.
Liverpool, like Arsenal - Wright claims - are a side challenging for a top four place. Furthermore, Arsenal's trophy cabinet has been barren for eight years. Wright, who returned 185 goals (then a club record) from 288 appearances, has urged Suarez to instead remain on Merseyside.
'I'd welcome him at Arsenal with open arms,' began Wright when speaking to BBC Sport. 'But if I was Suarez, when you look at everything, it does seem strange he would want to go to Arsenal. I would give Liverpool another season.'
He continued: 'If you look at Arsenal - [they've] not won anything in eight years, [they are] just challenging for fourth place, [and there are] not really any players there who will make him say 'I'm going to play with him and him'.'
Throughout July, Arsenal were locked in a transfer to-and-for with Liverpool. Initially, a fee of £30m was tabled, however, that was eventually increased to £40m+£1. Liverpool, though, are resolute on their £50m+ valuation of the 30-goal a season striker.
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