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Arsenal boss Wenger makes Benzema 'new' priority striker transfer target

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will do all he can to land Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema in the coming days.

The Mirror says Arsenal's top brass are acutely aware that the fans are screaming out for a big-name striker, and France international Benzema is now their prime target, having seen efforts for Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and Gonzalo Higuain all fall away.

But they face a major fight to win the 25-year-old over, as Real are currently trying to tie him down to a new contract. His current deal only has two years left.

However, the transfer merry-go-round could yet throw up Liverpool's Suarez and Tottenham star Gareth Bale both moving to the Bernabeu - and Real boss Carlo Ancelotti then becoming willing to part with Benzema.

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