Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal:
Arsene Wenger has been told that the Gunners are willing to break their financial records to make a deal happen for Karim Benzema, the Daily Mail report.
The Frenchman would become the club’s most expensive buy and would be their highest paid player should he join.
The striker could be joined by one of his Real Madrid teammates at the Emirates next season, after the Metro reported that Lucas Silva may leave the Bernabeu.
The midfielder was attracting Wenger’s interest in January, but opted for a move to Spain.
Wenger has reportedly suggested that Hector Bellerin will be available for next Sunday’s clash with Crystal Palace, according to the Daily Express.
The right-back has missed the season’s opener against West Ham due to a muscle injury.
The Gunners’ hopes of landing Sergi Samper have suffered a setback after the Daily Express reported that Barcelona planned to give the midfielder some first-team football this season.
The 20-year-old has a release clause of just £8.4m.
Finally, Alexandre Lacazette has committed his future to Lyon, after the Daily Mirror confirmed that he had signed a four-year deal with the Ligue 1 side.
Arsenal News and Goals
Arsenal’s hopes of landing Barcelona midfielder could be scuppered as Catalan giants try to tempt him to stay
Arsenal willing to smash transfer record and make Karim Benzema club’s highest earner
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