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Arsenal Finally Free To Land Long-Term Transfer Target From Real Madrid: Can Wenger Get It Done?

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Arsenal did not have a good start to their Premier League campaign this term and have lost two of their first five matches while winning two and drawing one of the rest. They are now looking to come back strongly in the forthcoming matches of the league and are trying their best to bring in some top class players into the side and make it strong enough to match the might of the other big-name clubs in the country.

The man in charge at the Emirates Stadium, Arsene Wenger, has been facing lots of criticism over the last few years of not spending well during the transfer windows and failing to get some substantial performers for his side.

This summer, however, the wily French man proved his critics wrong and broke the bank to bring in one of the best strikers in European football in the recent times in the form of Alexandre Lacazette and is looking to add some more top class players to his side in the winter transfer window as well.

Speculations are rife that Wenger might go for his compatriot Karim Benzema, who is presently plying his trade for the Spanish La Liga champions Real Madrid. He is one of the best strikers in Europe and has a considerable amount of experience under his belt for the country as well as the club over the last few years and can be a great coup for the Gunners if they can bring him into their side in the winter transfer window.

Benzema has been an integral part of the Real Madrid lineup since his arrival at Santiago Bernabeu in 2009 from French Ligue 1 and has played a major role in helping the Galacticos win accolades throughout his prolonged tenure of eight years. However, the 29-year-old might be on the verge of breaking his long-term bond with the club as Los Blancos might look to sell him in the forthcoming transfer window.

This has irked a number of clubs from all over Europe, with Arsenal looking the closest to bring in the player. However, they will have to be prepared to break the bank once again, as the present European champions have priced the French ace at £44 million and are willing to listen to offers that are either equal to or in excess of the prescribed price.

The Gunners are in dire need of players who can help them achieve good results in the forthcoming matches, both in the domestic as well as European competitions and the French forward might be the perfect player to fit their bill.

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