Wenger Talks Up Sensational Striker In Preparation For January Window

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By Vanessa Keller | December 15, 2013 11:45 PM EST

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly talked up the qualities of Luis Suarez in the lead-up to January, fuelling rumours that he might be set to bid once more for the Liverpool striker.

The Gunners' attacking line-up has been brilliant this season but the side have a clear lack of options beyond Olivier Giroud.

The French striker is currently fully fit but should he become injured the manager will have little choice but to turn to Nicklas Bendtner, who has scored one league goal for Arsenal since 2010 and has publicly spoken about his ambition to leave.

Wenger was public in his push to sign Suarez in the summer but Liverpool held their ground, with principal owner John W Henry going so far as to accuse the Gunners of smoking something suspect when they tried to test the Uruguayan's release clause with a bid of £40m plus £1.

With the talisman going from strength to strength this season, currently sitting at the top of the goal scorer list in the Premier League, it will take a bid of a lot more than £40m to land Suarez but Wenger was full of praise for the striker all the same when speaking to Telefoot.

"This is a player who has a form of provocative personality. All English defenders hate playing against him. On the information I got, every day, it's really easy. He is friendly, loves to train," Wenger said, according to Le10Sport.

"He is an angel, but when he is on the ground, he turns into a demon. Everyone dreams of having a player like Suarez."

Arsenal have been on fire in the Premier League this season but the side have been beaten by both Manchester United and Manchester City. They face Chelsea next weekend and many fans are hopeful that when the January transfer window opens Wenger will have a number of striking options to pursue.

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