Arsenal transfers: Parlour wants Gunners to sign Real Madrid stars

Arsenal transfers: Ray Parlour wants Gunners to make moves to sign Real Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Mesut Ozil

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Ray Parlour has called on Arsenal to make moves for Mesut Ozil and Karim Benzema if Gareth Bale finally seals his much-anticipated transfer to Real Madrid in the coming days.

The Gunners are yet to bring in any reinforcements in the current window apart from the signing of 20-year-old French striker Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre on a free transfer.

Arsenal have had bids rejected for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in recent weeks as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his squad ahead of next Monday’s deadline.

The north Londoners have also been linked with moves for Madrid duo Benzema and Ozil – and former Arsenal midfielder Parlour believes the pair would be a perfect fit for the club.

“If the Gareth Bale deal goes through then there are a number of players that Real Madrid will need to get rid of,” Parlour told talkSPORT.

“They will have to say, ‘we spent a lot on Gareth Bale so we can maybe let a couple of players go’. Mesut Ozil would be the player for me, I love the way he plays.

“Then there’s Karim Benzema. He would be a great signing because they need a striker like that.

“He craves chances. Just look at the players they have behind him Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere, they open up defences all the time.

“Arsenal miss that ‘Ian Wright’ type player and Benzema would do that. He’s not had loads of chances at Madrid but when he’s played, he’s scored goals.”

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