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Wenger Could Splash £100m As Arsenal Open Talks With Madrid Over Double Swoop

Arsenal are in talks with Real Madrid over Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria with Arsene Wenger ready to spend up to £100m before the window shuts in 10 days.

With the summer transfer window in full swing, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsene Wenger gears up for a busy few days of spending.

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Arsenal are in talks with Real Madrid over a double swoop for Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria with boss Arsene Wenger ready to spend up to £100m before the window shuts in 10 days time, according to the BBC.

It’s been a frustrating few months to be an Arsenal fan with us missing out on a number of targets so far this summer but BBC journalist David Ornstein has claimed that could all be about to change with the club understood to be in talks with Real Madrid for attacking duo Benzema and Di Maria.

The report suggests we’re prepared to pay £40m for the French hitman with Arsene Wenger keen to sign a world class striker after missing out Gonzalo Higuain and Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, while he’s also enquiring over the availability of 25-year-old winger Di Maria who could cost £25m.

It’s not known whether Madrid are prepared to sell, but the Telegraph reported this morning that the Spanish club are open to the idea as they need to raise further funds to secure the signing of Gareth Bale while Benzema could be keen on a move if Carlo Ancelotti plays Cristiano Ronaldo through the middle when the Welshman finally arrives.

After last nights 3-0 win over Fenerbache, Wenger confirmed he is now ready to make his moves in the transfer market, insisting a lot will happen over the next 10 days:

“The transfer market really starts now, a lot of activity will happen between now and 2 September. We have 12 days. A lot will happen. It starts now.” Wenger is quoted as saying by the BBC

So far we’ve only signed Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer but the BBC claim Wenger could now spend up to £100m on new additions before the window closes with a goalkeeper, defender and midfielder also in his thoughts.

If we do manage to bring in a world class striker such as Benzema as well as strengthen the rest of the squad, it could end up being a very successful summer of transfer business for the Gunners. The only question will be why Wenger left it so late to make his moves.

Many suggest he wanted to secure passage to the lucrative group stages of the Champions League first, which could be right, but Arsenal are reported to have millions in the bank available to spend already. Perhaps we needed the guarantee of Champions League football to attract the players we want?

Who knows, but it looks like it could be an exciting few days to be an Arsenal fan. Personally, I’d love to see Begovic, Sakho, Kondogbia, Di Maria and Benzema all arrive. That too much to ask?

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Who would you like Wenger to sign? Share your views below.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Mpokosho MJ

    August 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Why wenger always wait something bad happen to Arsenal FC like enjurys then he starts opening his duty mouth for splash the money

    • HantsGooner

      August 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      Whos got a “duty” mouth??

  2. Adesoji Adekunle

    August 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Its such a beautiful move. It will be agreed that Wenger has plan A, B and C as a good manager its normal to wait see your club get out of its present predicament before taking blod steps towards picking up wold class player(s). Factually, no progressive professional player will sign unless the champion’s league ticket is at hand. If I may say that’s why its easy for SUAREZ to be conviced to stay with Liverpool.

    Another thing is for Real Mardrid to leave Benzima

  3. Adesoji Adekunle

    August 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Its such a beautiful move. It will be agreed that Wenger has plan A, B and C as a good manager its normal to wait see your club get out of its present predicament before taking blod steps towards picking up wold class player(s). Factually, no progressive professional player will sign unless the champion’s league ticket is at hand. If I may say that’s why its easy for SUAREZ to be conviced to stay with Liverpool.

    Another thing is for Real Mardrid to swarp Benzima with Suarez is a good decision that will finally apeace all parties. I sincerely wish it could happen if Benzema would not be a cnodition in Liverpool/Real Madrid agreement, I trust liverpool may want Benzema to be included but if truely RM needs money to facilitate Gareth Bale movement to Spain it may not happen.

  4. Festus Segun Gabrael

    August 22, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Mr Wenger,you don’t need to waste time;go ahead & buy Di maria,Sakho & othes you mention. Believe me,you have won double trophy in this season. Up gooners

  5. Psky

    August 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Begovic, williams and toby in ajax or sakho. Then fellaini or kondogbia,cabaye or yohan.G and di-maria then benzema or michu

    • gooner458

      August 22, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      You must be playing soccermanager right?

  6. infiniti

    August 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Wenger pls go nd fesh dem imidetily d players u mainsion is world class players dnt b dlay bcos dlay is dangerious

  7. charlsing

    August 22, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    What about arda turan

  8. Debayour-Oye

    August 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    arsenal needs nothing less than 5players(a striker, a winger, a strong and agile defensive midfielder, a central defender and a goal keeper). then I ask myself: will Wenger ever make 5quality signings in a transfer window? capital NO.
    I can’t understand why it has been so easy for totenham, a non champions league side, to make such quality signings and “Apostle Wenger” and his co-non ambitious board couldn’t broker a reasonable deal aside the “mr SAnFO” who can’t be call upon in time of trouble and need to rescue the team. Mr. Wenger needs to wise up and start thinking straight.

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  10. lol

    August 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    haha, wenger spending 100m in one window on seasoned talent, you’re joking

  11. alnayan

    August 22, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    I only want to hear deals Completed not mere speculations Mr Wenger(French) players, if Rooney is not quality I belief Benzema is. Just Splash d Benjamins. April fool has passed.

  12. peter Agenyi

    August 23, 2013 at 1:13 am

    can wenger sign benzima an Di maria?chelsea should belt up this season.I’m not impress with their game against Aston villa.

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