Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal target suffers cruciate knee injury

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A player linked in the past week with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal has suffered a devastating blow.

Arsenal fans may remember two winters ago when they were strongly linked with signing Anderlecht attacker Matias Suarez.

They did not take up the option to snap up the in-form Argentine forward, who suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in March 2012.

He had 10 goals and 16 assists for Anderlecht at the time he was injured, missing exactly 12 months of action returning this March.

Suarez picked up as if he had not been out at all, and this season he has scored six goals and provided seven assists already for the Belgians.

Just this week Suarez had been linked with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal by the Star, with all three clubs said to be extremely interested in the form of the 25-year-old, who had also been touted as interesting Barcelona and Juventus.

There will however be no transfer anytime soon for the attacker, after he suffered another devastating injury this weekend.

Suarez went down injured in training ahead of the weekend and it has since been confirmed he has suffered another cruciate knee injury.

As a result the Argentine striker will miss the rest of the season. It's a cruel blow for any player to suffer one such injury, but two in the space of 18 months is particularly devastating, especially when he was on both occasions in such supreme form.

Having come back from the injury once, doing so again and reaching the same level will be a tough a challenge mentally as physically. Here's hoping he recovers to full health as quickly as as possible.

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