MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - Monday, July 22, 2013: Liverpool's Luis Suarez and captain Steven Gerrard during a training session at Aami Park ahead of their preseason friendly against Melbourne Victory. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Journalists, owners and supporters react to Arsenal’s Suarez bid

The news late last night that Arsenal have had a £40,000,0001 bid for striker Luis Suarez turned down by Liverpool has created a stir today, with journalists responding to the ‘activation clause’ – and owner John Henry tweeting his own unique response!

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Henry wrote on his twitter, “What do you you think they’re smoking over there at Emirates?”


Hopefully his account hasn’t been hacked and not only has he provided the perfect riposte to Arsenal‘s disrespectful offer but also injected some much needed humour into this tiresome transfer saga.

Of the tweet, BBC Sport wrote “It is unclear whether Henry is talking about Arsenal‘s attempts to sign Suarez or their valuation of the player.”

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Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce was on radio station TalkSport on Wednesday morning, he said:

Arsenal were of the belief offering £40m plus activated a release clause, but that’s not the case.”

“Some people are of the illusion that Liverpool are resigned to losing Suarez. That’s not the case. If anything it has strengthened their resolve in keeping him at the club.”

The Times’ journalist Rory Smith attempted to explain the reasons for the bizarre bid wrote via his twitter:

Arsenal have evidently been told there is a clause for offers of above £40m. But they don’t know is whether Liverpool have to talk at that point, or simply inform Suarez.

“So they put in a bid to see how the clause works. There is a risk: it will annoy Liverpool.”

Tony Barrett, also via his twitter, wrote:

“The ball’s in Suarez’s court now (and Pere Guardiola’s). Do they try and force the issue by claiming clause has been triggered?”

The Liverpool Echo backpage this morning:


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