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Arsenal legend Ian Wright reveals delight with news Gunners’ chief negotiator Dick Law will leave club

Former striker believes Law was responsible for missing out on signing Luis Suarez

ARSENAL legend Ian Wright hit out at ‘incompetent’ chief negotiator Dick Law after learning he’ll leave the Gunners in the summer.

Wright believes Law for responsible for Arsenal missing out on signing Luis Suarez before he joined Barcelona in a £75million deal.

Ian Wright slammed Wenger's decision to axe his star man

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Ian Wright hit out at Arsenal’s chief negotiator Dick Law

The former striker also blames Law for the Gunners almost missing out on signing Mesut Ozil in 2013.

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Arsene Wenger’s side have missed out on a string of high profile signings in recent years and Wright didn’t hold back when pointing the finger at who to blame.

Speaking to BT Sport, he said: “You talk about those people [Suarez, Higuain, Kante], I’m hearing that Dick Law is going to leave at the end of the season and rightly so.

“I’m hearing things like he was the one [who messed up] with Suarez. He was the one – with Ozil – who missed the plane. This is somebody who is trying to bring in recruitment to make the club better. That’s the incompetence we’re dealing with.

Arsenal chief negotiator Dick Law set to leave the club

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Arsenal chief negotiator Dick Law set to leave the club

Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring the winner in the 2015 Champions League final

Arsenal were in the market for Luis Suarez before he went to Barcelona


Arsenal are pulling out all the stops in order to get Mesut Ozil to sign a new contract

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Arsenal almost missed the boat on Mesut Ozil

“How can £40,000,001 for Suarez – who went to Barcelona for £75m and made them better – get through the different levels of management? For that to come out into the public domain? There’s massive problems at Arsenal at the moment.”

Law looks set to be ruled out of the negotiations as Arsenal join the £30m race to land Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, and Carl Jenkinson, 25, are wanted by Palace boss Sam Allardyce and that pair could form part of the deal.