According to Spanish publication, Fichajes, Arsenal have submitted a €57m offer for Real Madrid forward, Karim Benzema.
Arsenal Transfer News: World class Benzema the prime target for Wenger
Benzema has been linked with a summer move to Arsenal for a while now and it seems Wenger has finally decided to submit a formal offer.
Benzema is one of the best strikers in the world and scored 22 goals last season, despite missing more than 2 months through injury.
Arsene Wenger knows that his side need a top quality striker if they are to break the duopoly of Chelsea and Manchester City.
Benzema Transfer: Money not an issue for Arsenal
Several sources claimed that Arsenal will break the bank for Benzema and it appears that they have now.
Arsenal director Lord Harris claimed that the club can spend upto 200 million this summer and will back the manager if he finds a world class player who will improve the team.
Real Madrid have made it clear that Benzema is not for sale this summer. Although the Spanish outfit have been linked with Aguero and Reus, it seems none of them are up for sale this summer and therefore, Perez is keen to hold on to Benzema.
Benzema Arsenal Transfer: Frenchman can inspire title challenge
Benzema would be a certain upgrade on Giroud and would boost Arsenal’s title chance greatly.
Behind Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero, Benzema is undoubtedly the best striker in the world and would walk into most sides in Europe. Wenger has been a long term admirer and is keen to make a transfer happen this time.