Arsenal’s recently signed striker Lucas Perez has only just begun to find his place in the team and Wenger is already reported to want to add further reinforcements to the attack.
According to Merca Futbol, Wenger is hoping to restart his chase for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema (again).
It is reported Wenger is willing to spend as much as £40 million to sign the Madrid forward.
However, the task to sign the French international would become impossible should the La Liga powerhouse fail to convince FIFA to withdraw the transfer embargo inflicted on them.
Benzema could leave Bernabeu but restrictions to buy a replacement might make Madrid reluctant to sell.
The 28-year-old started in 36 games and scored an impressive number of 30 goals for Real Madrid last season in all competitions. He has played in all three games for Los Blancos this season and scored one goal.
Seeing the infliction of the transfer ban by FIFA, and his tenure at Madrid, Manager Zinedine Zidane will not let Benzema leave and it will be tough for Wenger to convince the club to sell especially with three years still left on his contract.
It is too soon to speculate over Benzema’s arrival at the Emirates but so far Arsene Wenger has managed to cope well with his existing attacking line-up in the form of Olivier Giroud and Lucas Perez. The latter debut his score tally for Arsenal against Nottingham Forest with two goals in the 4-0 triumph on Tuesday.
However, the addition of Benzema would undoubtedly be a step up from new-boy Perez and Giroud, who at times isn’t as consistent as Wenger demands him to be. The Frenchman is a world-class striker and the type of calibre of forward we should be pursuing.