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09 Aug 2013 23:16:53

Wenger 'respects' Liverpool stance

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal will act in a 'respectful' manner in their pursuit of Luis Suarez after Liverpool owner John W Henry insisted the striker was not for sale.

The Gunners have lodged a bid of £40million plus £1 for the striker, an amount that the Uruguayan believed would trigger a buy-out clause if it came from a club in the Champions League.

But Liverpool have refuted that claim, with Henry saying he has told Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis that he will not allow Suarez to go to the Emirates for any price.

And Wenger, speaking at a press conference in Helsinki, is adamant there will be no underhand tactics in trying to acquire his main summer target.

"There is nothing to add to what I said already about the transfer of Suarez," he said. "If it will be done, it will be done in a respectful and amicable way with Liverpool.

"I didn't read (Henry's) statements but we'll be faithful to the way we want to behave.

"To make a transfer happen, you need the agreement of three parties - the buyer, the seller and the player.

"We know what we want to do. The player, if I look at the statements (does) as well. Liverpool at the moment do not agree. If they change their minds or not, I don't know. We'll respect that.

"We are looking at possibilities to strengthen our squad. Suarez is one of the targets. If he's not for sale, he's not for sale. We have to accept that.

"Every club has its own way of dealing with things, we have our way and we respect all the other clubs."


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