The offer is being considered by Los Merengues according to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli. This will be a major boost for the Gunners, who looked in need of reinforcing up front in their 0-2 defeat to West Ham on the opening weekend of the season.
Benzema deal is on: best offer is from Arsenal, £45mln. They will take a decision soon. He wants to reach Wenger.
— Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) August 13, 2015
Olivier Giroud played in that encounter, and although he wasn’t terrible he isn’t of the level needed to spearhead an attempt at the Premier League title. While Chelsea have Diego Costa and Manchester City have Sergio Aguero, the North Londoners are stuck with the Frenchman. Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck are other options in the role, but neither has played regularly in the middle throughout their careers.
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If Arsene Wenger is unable to get the Bernabeu man, then he has already lined a second choice. Borussia Dortmund ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the man Arsenal will turn to in this instance, having been one of the few to impress in BVB’s dire last campaign with 16 goals in 33 Bundesliga matches