Arsenal gossip: Barcelona star wanted, but Benzema deal less likely

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Arsene Wenger has put Barcelona’s holding midfielder Sergio Busquets at the very top of his transfer target wishlist, according to the Metro. The Spaniard has only just signed a new contract that could see him stay at the Nou Camp until 2019. Arsenal’s move for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema seems much less likely, after the Daily Express reported that the striker took part in an event for the La Liga side in Shanghai. The Frenchman previously posted a cryptic message that…

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Arsenal complete signing of French starlet Ismael Bennacer

Arsenal have reportedly signed lung French midfielder Ismael Bennacer from Arles-Avignon, according to the Metro. The 18-year-old had been on the verge of completing a switch to Premier League rivals Manchester City last month (via Daily Mail) only for Arsenal to jump the queue after being impressed by his performances with the France u17 team. And even though City made him a lucrative offer to join them, L’Equipe claim that The Gunners were able to put together their own deal to take him to The Emirates Stadium instead. The Metro…

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