Arsenal willing to SMASH transfer record and make Karim Benzema club’s highest earner

Arsene Wenger has been told by the Arsenal board that the Gunners are willing to smash all their financial records to make a deal happen for Karim Benzema this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The north London’s side’s most expensive buy and highest earner is Mesut Ozil, who has pocketed £150,000 a week since his £42.5m move from Real Madrid in 2013 (via Mail). Wenger is now hoping that another potential arrival from Los Blancos will steal the records once again.

The Mail suggest however, that the La Liga giants are very keen to keep hold of the Frenchman. But, Arsenal are hoping that an offer of £45m will be enough to get a deal across the line.

Wenger is confident that should Madrid accept their incredible bid, the 27-year-old will be more than happy to complete the switch to the Emirates (via Mail).

While Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott have looked sharp in pre-season, there can be little question that Premier League defences are much more likely to fear what Karim Benzema would do to them than what Wenger’s current options may do.

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