Menu

Arsenal hold talks to complete club record £46m striker signing as Arsene Wenger prepares to spend big

Emirates Stadium side look to sign world-class forward.

Arsenal are reportedly in talks to sign Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema according to the Metro.

The 27-year-old French international has long been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium and having seen Man United, Liverpool, and Man City spend big this summer it appears Arsene Wenger is ready to do likewise.

This source claims the Bernabeu star is valued at £46m but Real Madrid may well accept lesser offers depending on what role new boss Rafa Benitez sees Benzema playing at the La Liga side.

Though the Gunners didn’t struggle for goals in 2014/15 it’s fair to say that Olivier Giroud isn’t the most prolific of marksman and as such a move for a fresh central striking weapon wouldn’t be entirely implausible.

Summer signing Alexis Sanchez weighed in with a good goal tally though fellow capture Danny Welbeck offered little by way of an end product.

READ MORE:

Arsenal transfer news.
Arsenal boss confirms intention to sign ‘one or two’ players this summer
Arsene Wenger: Arsenal never considered Raheem Sterling bid

Benzema was Carlo Ancelotti’s first choice starter during his two seasons in charge of Real Madrid and the former Lyon man was not found wanting, scoring 46 goals in 98 appearances.

More Stories Karim Benzema