Arsenal close in on Karim Benzema

According to reports, the Gunners are on the verge of securing a permanent deal for France international striker, Karim Benzema, from Real Madrid

True to his words, Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger is willing to spend a lot of money in order to bring a quality player to the Emirates. After after spending a lot of money on the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the past, the French tactician is now looking to bring in Benzema to the club who he sees as the perfect striking partner for Olivier Giroud.

And after sanctioning the sale of Lukas Podolski to Galatasaray, the French tactician is now willing to break the bank in order to get a striker who feels that he has no future a Santiago Bernabeu following the arrival of Rafael Benitez as the club’s new manager.

However, the London outfit faces competition from Manchester United who are also actively pursuing the former Olympique Lyonnais striker.