Emirates Stadium side ready to spend big to land long term striking target.
Arsenal are readying a £40m bid for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema amid speculation that the Bernabeu side are ready to consider offers for the French international.
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Arsene Wenger is known to be a long term admirer of the former Lyon man and will look to lure Benzema to the Emirates Stadium where he will seek to place the powerful forward at the spearhead of an attacking triumvirate with Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck as wide options.
The Gunners boss is ready to offload Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski to help clear the way for the 26 year old’s arrival whilst Wenger is concerned that Theo Walcott’s injury problems will persist.
Benzema has seen his first team spot challenged by loaned in forward Javier Hernandez and the arrival of Colombian James Rodriguez offers boss Carlo Ancelotti an attacking alternative which has led to the Real Madrid completing just two 90 minute run outs in the club’s opening seven La Liga fixtures.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez may well be ready to accept a big offer for Benzema as he looks to balance the books after a succession of big spending transfer windows.
Benzema has the physique to revel in the overly physical confines of the Premier League and could be open to a move to play under Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.