‘Why would Luis Suárez choose Arsenal ahead of Liverpool?’

Former Liverpool captain Phil Thompson can't understand why Luis Suarez would leave the Reds to join Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger's side finish fourth last season Photo: The Sport Review

Phil Thompson has questioned why Liverpool striker Luis Suárez would want to join Arsenal this summer.

The Uruguay international wants to leave the 18-time English champions after Brendan Rodgers’ side failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League.

Arsenal, who face a play-off to qualify for the group stages of Europe’s premier club competition, have been unsuccessful with two bids for Suárez.

And former Liverpool captain Thompson reckons the Reds could finish in the Champions League places ahead of the north London side this term.

“This is Arsenal bidding for him and Arsenal haven’t even qualified yet for the Champions League,” Thompson told Sky Sports News.

“Who knows what might happen? They haven’t even got that yet and he’s wanting to go to Arsenal for Champions League football.

“Certainly he’s going to get the same media attention and the same difficulties as he’s had at Liverpool, so is it going to be any different at Arsenal?

“And if Arsenal don’t make another signing, which has been known, before the deadline happens at the start of September then where does that leave Arsenal?

“With Liverpool’s signings, they could be challenging Arsenal for a top-four place next year. Why choose Arsenal ahead of Liverpool?”

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