Arsene Wenger has been given the all clear to break Arsenal’s transfer record to land Karim Benzema.
And the Gunners are also willing to eclipse current record signing Mesut Ozil’s £150,000-per-week wages to land their No 1 target. Wenger is desperate to land Benzema this summer, believing the Real Madrid striker is the final piece in the jigsaw that would turn his side into genuine title contenders.
Arsene Wenger has repeatedly denied any interest in Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema this summer, but that could all be about to change, despite the Arsenal coach’s belief he doesn’t need the forward to win the Premier League title.
Although Real are reluctant to sell the France international, Wenger reportedly believes a big fee plus a huge wage to beat Ozil’s current £150,00-a-week package will see Benzema arrive in North London before the window slams shut.