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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hoping the purchase of German superstar Mesut Ozil will draw star strikers to the Emirates with media reports suggesting that another round of bids could be on the cards for Messrs Rooney and Suarez in the January transfer window.

The French Manager was unable to attract any of his centre forward transfer targets to the Emirates this summer, despite having been linked extensively to a lot of top players, including the aforementioned duo. Arsenal even had two bids rejected for Luis Suarez, but Liverpool refused to part with their star striker.

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Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema might have considered heaving a sigh of relief after enduring a difficult transfer window where he was constantly being linked with a move to Arsenal, but it seems the Frenchman’s troubles are far from over. Reports in Spanish newspaper Marca suggest that Benzema might be offloaded by Los Blancos in January after all, making way for a potential move for Liverpool forward Luis Suarez.

It is reported that the Real hierarchy have become agitated with the Frenchman’s recent lacklustre performances and might be scheming under the hood to make a January move for Suarez. Also believed to be on the club’s agenda is Monaco striker, Colombian Radamel Falcao.

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The Daily Mirror reports that Arsenal will spend big again in January to resolve their issues in front of goal, with Olivier Giroud still the only top quality striker at the club at present. While Lukas Podolski will be back in contention by then, Arsene Wenger sees the German more as a versatile forward who will play primarily on the left flank and sub in a central role when required.

By January Arsenal will also be able to monitor the progress made by young French acquisition Yaya Sanogo, and determine whether he is worth keeping at the club till the end of the season and if he can be used as an alternative to Giroud, or if he needs a season or two away on loan to further his development.

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After the Luis Suarez saga fell through, Arsene Wenger is hoping that Real Madrid’s revived interest in the Uruguayan marksman will pave the way for another Los Blancos star to come to the Emirates Stadium, this time; Karim Benzema.

Speaking to the Guardian, Wenger conceded that his interest in Benzema now hinged on whether or not Suarez goes to Madrid and consequently Benzema becomes a surplus in Ancelotti’s armoury, “That's part of the fact you need three agreements for anybody, It's true that it is sometimes connected with other clubs. But we have to accept that." The entire episode has a distinct feel of déjà vu to it. Only a month ago, the Gunners’ initial bid for Suarez was viewed as a pressure tactic by Wenger to force Madrid’s hand in purchasing the forward so that Gonzalo Higuain would be free to come to the Emirates.

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Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has finally admitted defeat in his efforts to bring Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez to the Emirates. Arsenal had two bids for the Liverpool player rejected by his club this month, and have finally brought an end to their ill advised pursuit of a player who is quite simply not for sale.

Wenger chose the timing of his announcement carefully, making it after Arsenal had picked up a morale boosting 3-0 win at Fenerbahce. The French tactician answered, "Absolutely no chance of that," when quizzed specifically if Arsenal were still hoping to sign Suarez.

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Arsenal’s pursuit of Luis Suarez has hit a roadblock ever since it was revealed that there is no clause in his contract that allows him to leave should a Champions League club bid above £40 million. Suarez has since performed a complete U-turn, and has declared himself ready to commit himself to the Liverpool cause, even asking the club for an improved contract. With the transfer window set to shut in less than 20 days, it has become rather clear that Arsenal have been used by Suarez, first in an attempt to engineer a move away, and when that failed for the purpose of more wages.

With time ticking rather rapidly for the veteran French manager, Arsene Wenger, has been forced to look at other targets as the Gunners scramble to procure a quality striker. The Daily Mirror reports that Wenger is looking at Swansea’s Michu and Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko as his top targets with his Suarez looking destined for failure.

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Arsenal’s pursuit of Suarez was only going to go one way after it was clear that there was no such clause in the Uruguayan’s contract that allows him to leave Anfield should a Champions League-playing club come with an offer above £40 million pounds. The controversial striker is now frozen out of the team with Rodgers banishing him to the reserves. It is thought that Wenger might still come back with a final bid for the striker, but it is very likely that Liverpool’s hierarchy will do anything other than instantly reject it.

Failure to see an option out of Anfield, with no foreign clubs interested in him, has caused Suarez to try and save face. Following his explosive interview last week, the Daily Mail reports that Suarez could be set to stay at Anfield. Suarez has told Uruguayan newspaper El Observador that he will be staying “due to all of the people’s affection”. What’s more, he could also be set to sign a contract extension with the Merseyside club, with Uruguayan journalist Martin Chaquera saying it is “likely that he’ll sign a renewal to the contract that binds him to Liverpool”.

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