Arsenal need to sign a proven striker in the form of Karim Benzema to mount a serious title challenge next season. [Picture: Getty]
Respected Spanish journalist Paco Gonzalez, claims Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has placed a call through to Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema on a possible transfer to Arsenal.
Benzema has remained a regular on the Gunners transfer wish-list this summer, as they continue their search for a top quality center forward ahead of the coming season.
According to Metro, Arsenal are expected to make a massive bid for the France International soon and COPE reporter Gonzalez says Gunners boss Wenger has phoned Benzema, possibly to convince him to make the switch to the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Madrid are thought to be unwilling to let the 27-year-old forward go, but Arsenal are ready to test the La-Liga giants’ resolve with a tempting offer.
Benzema is also a summer transfer target for Manchester United.