Earlier in the summer, Arsenal spent weeks talking to Real Madrid as they tried to sign Gonzalo Higuain before the start of the new season.
The Spanish giants eventually won the negotiations after increasing their valuation of the Argentine striker and it looked like The Gunners were set to stay away from the Bernabeu for the rest of summer.
But this doesn’t seem like the case as Arsene Wenger has turned his sights on not one but two of Real’s impressive attacking line up with both Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria interesting the London club.
It’s no secret that Arsenal have been wanting to try and get some offensive firepower back into the squad and Wenger is believing that both Benzema and Di Maria would make good additions to the squad at The Emirate Stadium.
Benzema has been a constant target for Wenger in the last few years and were outbid for the striker by Real when the Frenchman was still at Lyon.
But with the club having money to spend, The Gunners could be willing to pay up to £40m for the French international who has always been an on-off member of the first team squad at Real.
Di Maria though has emerged as a surprise target for Arsenal with the club still having several wide attacking members at the club.
Having constantly featured in the Real Madrid side since joining form Benfica in 2010, The Gunners may need to certainly pay a similar amount to lure the Argentina international to the club.
Both clubs have kept quiet about any possible deal involving either or both of the players as the clubs try and turn down the media speculation as the season gets underway again in both England and Spain.
However, Arsene Wenger has revealed that the club are in the market to sign a couple of players with Luis Suarez not being one of them. When asked about the Uruguayan, the Frenchman said there was “no chance” of the deal going through.
Wenger did admit though that squad numbers were a concern at the moment and that was one of the reasons why they were looking to strength the side – particularly in midfield.
This was confirmed by Wenger who told the press: “We lost Arteta and Diaby. We are without three international midfielders. We will try and bring one in but we are working on that. What you have to understand is that there is still a long way to go.”
Having finally come to terms with the situation at the club, it seems now that Wenger will be doing whatever he can to sign some big names no matter if it’s from Real Madrid or any other big side in Europe.