Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger needs to go all in for Karim Benzema, says expert

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger holds the cards in the race to sign Karim Benzema, says Jan Aage Fjortoft

Karim Benzema is available for a ransfer but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger needs to go all in for the Real Madrid striker, according to Jan Aage Fjortoft.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the France international throughout most of the summer transfer window, however, the north London side have yet to launch a substantial bid.

Benzema is believed to be surplus to requirements at The Bernabeu after Rafael Benitez succeeded Carlo Ancelotti at the 10-time European champions earlier this summer.

And former Nottingham Forest midfielder Fjortfoft claimed that Wenger’s has the power to force through a deal to sign the former Lyon man.

The former Lyon striker scored 15 goals in 29 La Liga appearances for Los Blancos last season.

More: Henry urges Arsenal to sign Benzema

The 27-year-old striker has won La Liga, the Champions League and three Copa del Rey titles during a six-year stay in the Spanish capital.

Arsenal were 2-1 winners against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon courtesy of goals from Olivier Giroud and a Damien Delaney own goal.

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