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After scraping into fourth place last season, Arsene Wenger has apparently been promised a huge transfer kitty of at least £70m to spend on making our decent yet underwhelming squad look more capable of winning a trophy. To date, he hasn’t spent much, only bringing in striker Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre, but more could be coming. It is never a good idea to state how much you have at your disposal at the start of the transfer window.

Rumours have persisted of a move for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, who would fit the bill as far as having a genuinely world-class striker is concerned. However, he hasn’t come close to putting pen to paper yet, seeing talk of a move for the equally talented yet controversial and unlovable Luis Suarez, who is apparently looking to join a Champions League club.

Perhaps in the hope that he would play alongside Higuain, the Gunners had a £30m bid rejected, but according to newspaper reports, Wenger will get an additional £10m to bid for the Uruguayan and will come in again at £40M. Should the bid be successful, Arsene will have to try and rein in Suarez’s wild side, which could prove extremely difficult.

In the meantime, a bid for Higuain, who will cost less and comes with less baggage is more likely, but it seems that Suarez is on his way out. If he moves away from the Premier League, Liverpool will probably find their chances of challenging for a top-four finish diminished, which may see manager Brendan Rodgers suffer.

A Suarez-less Liverpool might seem toothless, especially with Daniel Sturridge out injured for a while. A poor start could see Rodgers sacked, which would see one of our potential challengers fall by the wayside. It would also mean that some of their better players like Philippe Coutinho, become unsettled and try to follow Suarez out of Anfield. Maybe a move to Arsenal could materialise?


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