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Arsenal Line-Up £37.5m Double Raid

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to make a £37.5million double swoop for a defender and a striker when the window opens in January. Find out who he wants.

Although the summer transfer window is officially closed that doesn’t stop clubs working hard behind the scenes to prepare for future signings, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest gossip. Today, Arsenal are linked with a double swoop.


Arsenal are ready to make a £37.5m double swoop for Manchester City defender Micah Richards and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema this January, according to the Daily Star.

The report claims that boss Arsene Wenger has revived his interest in £10m-rated Richards due to the continued doubts over the long-term future of current first choice right-back Bacary Sagna. The 30-year-old Frenchman is in the final year of his Gunners contract and is yet to agree terms over an extension so could walk away from the club for free in the summer.

This has left Wenger eyeing potential replacements and it seems Richards – who’s a boyhood Arsenal fan and is struggling to oust Pablo Zabaleta from the right-back spot at the Etihad – could be the man for the job if Manuel Pellegrini agrees to cash in.

A striker is also understood to be a priority for the Premier League leaders with Wenger heavily reliant on Olivier Giroud up front and another striker this winter would ease the load on the former Montpellier man during the second half of the season.

The Star claim the north Londoners are set to step up their interest in Benzema – who Madrid value at around £27.5m – with the 26-year-old enduring a difficult campaign that’s seen him jeered by sections of his own support this season.

Benzema has 18 months left to run on his current deal at the Bernabeu and would provide some much-needed competition up front if Wenger was able to lure him to the Emirates in January.

These two new additions would certainly add some depth to the Arsenal squad which would boost their title chances, but both deals are going to be tough to pull off.

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Would you like to see Richards and Benzema arrive in January? Share your views below.



  1. Zealous

    November 12, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Pls talk to ur other sports writers to be mindful of their ratings, I personally was not happy abt Sagna’s rating. Anyway, I preferred Diego Coastor den Benzima nd also for de ryt back we can ve Daniel Opari of Ghana as an options

  2. adedoyin akinbowale

    November 12, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    We need sure strike 4 January transfer. pls we must carry dis year league by God grace up arsenal

  3. Joel china

    November 13, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Richards is a strong man nd benzema is an oustanding striker nd if we add on marco Reus we gonna b de best in europe. So l preferred benzema or lewandoski than suarez.

  4. rashkano

    November 13, 2013 at 6:48 am

    i prefer dzeko dan benzama.richard is ok.

  5. wisdom asgaros

    November 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

    for me we need one gud striker bt a right back will be a gud addition.

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  7. Agina O Anthony

    November 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Benzema is a good stricker, but I still prefer Bentike or Dzeko. Bentike is a box to box striker. He is not a station stricker. From defence he contributes in building the attack and that is the kind of stricker arsenal needs. For Richard, he is good.

  8. amidu isaa

    November 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    richards is gud.and also benzema is so gud, jst add the new more strikers sir arsene wenger.we trust you.

  9. idehen

    November 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    dzeko is ok benzema also and richard plus ashley williams

  10. andrew

    November 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    if arsenal can add the duo is ok by me

  11. andrew

    November 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I tink it is ok by me by adding the duo

  12. andrew

    November 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Benzema nd richard are ok,this will boost the squard

  13. idehen

    November 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    wenger pls now dat dzeko is open 4 signing be fast in signing him b4 other clubs wil take him

  14. Ezekiel kombos

    November 13, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    benzema and richard are ok they will boost the squart.

  15. Damola

    November 13, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Benzema and rizard is ok

  16. Don nick

    November 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Sir Wenger pls and pls try to sign Benteke for us

  17. Mamud ay

    November 13, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Benzemama nd richar card is ok 4 us up gunners

  18. akin sherif

    November 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    pls i wnt arsene wenger 2 buy more addition player

  19. DANIEL

    November 14, 2013 at 6:15 am

    coasta is okay as a stricer, or benzima, richage is good too, pls accept fabregas ooooooooooo

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