Monday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup.
Karim Benzema is refusing to rule out signing for Arsenal this summer amid talk of a £40million bid, according to the Metro.
The Real Madrid striker is believed to be the Gunners’ top transfer target this summer as they look to add a world class forward to the ranks.
Arsenal look set to miss out on target Mario Suarez as he heads for a medical with Italian side Fiorentina, according to the Daily Express.
The Serie A club will also receive £8.3million from Atletico, who are desperate to replace Joao Miranda and Toby Alderweireld in the heart of their defence this summer.
Ajax have enquired with Arsenal about the availability of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Dutch club are interested in Szczesny as they expect to lose their own goalkeeper, Jasper Cillessen, who is a target of Manchester United.
Arsenal have agreed terms on a deal to sell Mathieu Flamini to Galatasaray, according to reports in the Metro.
Flamini’s future at the Emirates Stadium has been in doubt in recent weeks amid reports that Arsene Wenger was listening to offers for the Frenchman.
Theo Walcott is keen to pen a new contract at Arsenal, as he enters his 10th year at the club, but will not sign for anything less than £100,000-per-week, according to The Guardian.
At 26, Walcott and Arsène Wenger believe the England forward is fit enough to fulfil his potential but he will not be rushed into signing, even if it means starting the final season of his contract without a new deal agreed.