Before we begin, I’m going to be honest; I do not believe what follows one little bit. Ordinarily, these kind of stories appear on the more unscrupulous sites and tend to be aimed at sucking people in. The fact that I consider The Telegraph to be a decent paper is the only reason I’m giving time to their exclusive report of Arsenal bidding £30m for Luis Suarez, a bid they claim was flat-out rejected.
It’s interesting to think about it’s potential. For all his undoubted and many character flaws – he is an abhorrent shit – Suarez is an exceptionally gifted player. There’s a huge part of me that would sooner not see him anywhere near the glorious red and white of Arsenal. But, and I feel dirty all over saying this; part of me wouldn’t be too unhappy if it came true.
If you are to take the situation and judge it purely on footballing merits, he would be an excellent signing. They guy has bags and bags of ability. Forgetting Luis Suarez the person, and looking solely at Luis Suarez the footballer, I challenge anyone to state he wouldn’t improve of striking options.
But there has to be more to it than that. I personally can only forgive so much of Arsenal players, and find it all a bit hypocritical if fans don’t denounce bad behaviour when it comes from one of their own. Luis Suarez the footballer doesn’t come without Luis Suarez the human being, and for that reason I wouldn’t be pleased if the story proved to be true. However, I think I’m pretty safe on this one.
In all likelihood, as the very same article states; this is all a ruse constructed by Arsenal to ensure we don’t have to pay that little bit extra Real Madrid are trying to extract from us for Higuain. Focus their attentions on another alleged target, and perhaps panic buttons will be pressed.
Most likely of all; there’s no truth to any of it, and even established and reputable sources of news such as The Telegraph have joined in with the whole fabrication debacle. The first thing I look for in articles of this ilk are hints from where the information has been obtained. As you’ll see if you’ve read it, at no point does it claim to have come from anywhere. For all we know, the author of the piece spent the afternoon frantically masturbating and needed to come up with something quick to meet his deadline.
I guess it’s just another speck of mendacious rain in a relentless storm of bollocks.
We shall have to see..
The comments are below, and the question for you folks is simple; would you accept Suarez at Arsenal? Let me know your thoughts. Should be interesting to hear what you have to say.
As always: thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.