Luis Suarez was surprised by Arsenal's £30million bid for him, but says he took it as vindication that opinion on his talent has not been lost.
Liverpool rejected the Gunners' offer last week but agent Pere Guardiola told managing director Ian Ayre and manager Brendan Rodgers at a meeting on Monday that his client wanted Champions League football.
Arsenal can offer that, though they would have to substantially increase their bid as Liverpool insist they do not want to sell Suarez.
The player's comments last month about disliking his treatment by the English media make a move to London improbable but the 26-year-old was heartened by the interest.
Since his arrival in England in January 2011 he has been banned for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, castigated for diving and is only four matches into a 10-game suspension for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic in April.
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