Arsenal manager Wenger ends chase for Luis Suarez

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out making an improved

bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in the remaining 12 days of

the transfer window.

Asked if his chase of Suarez was over, Wenger says ”yes.

Absolutely no chance of that.”

Arsenal has seen two offers for Suarez, the second in excess of

40 million pounds ($62 million), rejected by Liverpool.

Arsenal has been criticized by its fans for signing only one

player – young French striker Yaya Sanogo – in the offseason

despite having increased cash resources this year.

After beating Fenerbahce 3-0 on Wednesday in the first leg of

the Champions League playoffs, Wenger says ”the transfer market

starts for me now and a lot of activity will happen between now and

2 September.”