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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is said to be a long-time admirer of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
There are reports emanating from Spain media outlets claiming that the Frenchman is preparing a mouth-watering bid for Real Madrid star and his long-term target Karim Benzema, according to Merca Futbol.
Our club was strengthened immeasurable over the summer with including Xhaka, Holding, Mustafi and Perez. However, there are still nagging doubt as to whether the squad is strong enough to be title challengers. This can only be achieved with the presence of a truly world-class striker.
Benzema certainly would fit the void space at the Emirates Stadium, although looking at the amount splashed on new signing this summer, it’s arguable that Wenger might not splash out such a large fee on another striker fastly approaching 30.
The report from the aforementioned Spanish outlet went on claiming that Real boss Zinedine Zidane is not interested in the selling the Frenchman, but a fee in the region of £40 million, might be hard for the French boss to turn down.
If Wenger could sign his compatriot, he would undoubtedly improve the squad, and offer us an entirely different option to current first-choice striker Olivier Giroud.
The Frenchman’s goalscoring record speaks for itself. He has scored 219 goals in 435 appearances for Lyon and Real Madrid.