Wenger reveals Arsenal interest in Benzema

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that he could make a big money move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema to help re-establish his side as title contenders for next season.

Benzema, 23, has scored 15 goals in 20 La Liga starts this term, but has failed to establish himself as a regular first-teamer since his 35m Euros move from Lyon in 2009, facing competition from Gonzalo Higuain and Emmanuel Adebayor.

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And with the possiblity that Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho would be willing to let the Frenchman go in order to fund a new striker, Wenger has come out publicly to state his interest in bringing Benzema to the Emirates Stadium.

Talking to The Sun, Wenger said: “Signing him does not seem impossible. He’s a player that I like. He’s intelligent in his movement; he is capable of combining well with others and making a difference, and of doing individual moves as well.

“So, for me, he’s a player who’s at the top level in the world.”

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