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Wenger goes gooey over Suarez

  • Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic (left) recoils after being bitten by Luis Suarez at Stamford Bridge on April 21. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his pursuit of Liverpool striker Suarez is like chatting up a member of the opposite sex, but admits he is braced for disappointment.

    Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic (left) recoils after being bitten by Luis Suarez at Stamford Bridge on April 21. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his pursuit of Liverpool striker Suarez is like chatting up a member of the opposite sex, but admits he is braced for disappointment.  (AFP/File)

  • An Arsenal fan holds up a poster bearing the message "spend, spend, spend" for Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (left) during the English Premier League football match with Aston Villa on August 17, 2013. The London club have had two bids for Uruguay international rejected Luis Suarez and the player has now been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

    An Arsenal fan holds up a poster bearing the message "spend, spend, spend" for Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (left) during the English Premier League football match with Aston Villa on August 17, 2013. The London club have had two bids for Uruguay international rejected Luis Suarez and the player has now been linked with a move to Real Madrid.  (AFP/File)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his pursuit of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is like chatting up a member of the opposite sex, but admits he is braced for disappointment.

The London club have had two bids for the Uruguay international rejected and Suarez has now been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but Wenger says he will not feel too downhearted if that happens.

"That can happen. You've certainly tried to go out with a girl, but find she has chosen someone else. You don't commit suicide," he said.

"I don't want to speak in detail about what has happened. One day, why not? But now it's not the moment to talk about that. I just said it's over. We have to get on with our lives."

Wenger was speaking ahead of his side's trip to Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.

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