Arsene Wenger has reportedly asked the Arsenal board to go and complete a deal to sign Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev, according to the Metro.
However, it seems unlikely that Rafa Benitez will stand in the Russia international’s way, should the north London side’s current bid be the highest they receive.
Despite featuring in pre-season, Cheryshev has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu (via Metro).
With Theo Walcott being touted as a possible striker this season, Wenger may be interested in the former Sevilla loanee as he will bring pace out wide. And he proved out on loan with Villarreal last year that he is capable of using his speed to create opportunities, having bagged nine assists.
Nevertheless, Wenger already has an abundance of creative players that sit behind the striker, meaning that what Cheryshev brings is much more limited than some of the names already at the club.
Gunners fans will hoping that a Real Madrid player turns up at the Emirates this year, but perhaps not this one.