The Gunners boss has been frustrated in his pursuit of a new centre-forward so far during the transfer window and his need to bolster in that department was further highlighted during their 1-0 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.
Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema had been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium until he posted an image via his official Twitter account earlier in the week pledging his future to the Liga BBVA giants.
— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) August 24, 2015
The report adds that 28-year-old will cost the Gunners in the region of £44million and that would smash their current club record transfer record by £2million.
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