Football: Arsenal's bid for wantaway striker Suarez 'on standby', says manager Wenger
LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday that his side's interest in Luis Suarez was "on standby", after the unsettled striker called on Liverpool to let him leave.
The 26-year-old says he cannot afford to spend another season without playing in the Champions League, but Arsenal are running out of time to include him in their squad for a play-off tie later this month, as squad lists must be registered with European governing body Uefa by Aug 12.
"At the moment the situation is on standby. I heard that (Suarez is considering legal action), but this is sometimes linked with things that you don't know as a potential buyer," Wenger told Al Jazeera Sport.
"That is the story between Suarez and Liverpool and I don't know what has been said, what has been promised and what has been written, and that is only Suarez and Liverpool that can decide that.