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Although they may not be interested now, Arsenal will not be able to sign Roberto Firmino from Liverpool in the future.
According to the Express, when the Reds signed the player from Hoffenheim they added an ‘anti-Arsenal’ clause in his Anfield contract.
Liverpool wanted to be sure that the Gunners would not come calling after their infamous pursuit of Luis Suarez during his time at the club.
Arsene Wenger once tried to activate the striker’s release clause at Anfield by offering £40,000,001 in 2013.
The Gunners were keen to bring the striker to the Emirates after his stunning form for Liverpool.
However, the Reds did not take too kindly to this bid and laughed off Arsenal’s approach.
With tensions still running high between the two teams behind the scenes, Liverpool clearly don’t want to welcome any further transfer dealings with the Gunners in the near future.