Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he does not regret missing out on Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez last summer.
The Gunners, fell 5-1 to Liverpool in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off, a disappointment which came one week after Wenger failed to build on Mesut Ozil’s transfer coup last summer as he could only tab an injured Kim Kallstrom in the winter transfer.
They had two bids for Suarez rejected by Liverpool- a second of which was believed to be 40 plus one million pound expected to trigger the 27-year-old’s buy-out clause.
But with the club set for an £80m attack-reinforcement spending spree next summer, the French boss says none of the money will be earmarked for the current Premier League highest goal scorer- with 23 goals.
When asked if he would bid for Suarez again, Wenger teased “at the moment, no”.
With a daunting lineup of top fixtures awaiting the North London outfit in February and March, the Gunners may soon be biting their nails for not seeing through the deal for the highly-rated striker in September.
Wenger added: “You have sometimes regrets when a player played for you, and scores goals or does well somewhere else (but) he was never our player.
“It is just a situation that did not come off and that is it.”
He however stressed the club’s decision to bid a pound in excess of what he believed to be the Liverpool player’s buy-out clause was not the best approach moreover, saying: “(It was) not the most subtle thing we have ever done.”