Wenger confirms interest in Real Madrid star Benzema

Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger has surprised everyone by saying he would be interested in signing Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

In a move which is quite surprising for the Gunners boss, Wenger has named the French international as a target, and believes it would be possible to tempt him away from the Santiago Bernebeau stadium.

Despite scoring 26 goals this season, Karim Benzema has failed to establish himself as first choice under José Mourinho, and Wenger thinks he could add something to the Gunners’ front line.

He said: “Signing him does not seem impossible. He’s a player that I like.

“He’s intelligent in his movement, he is capable of combining well with others and making a difference, and of doing individual moves as well.

“So, for me, he’s a player who’s at the top level in the world.”

Despite it being widely accepted that Arsenal need defensive reinforcements this summer, a new striker would not go amiss with the likely departures of Nicklas Bendtner and Marouane Chamakh.