Arsenal are still looking to get a world-class striker who can make them real title contenders this year. Arsene Wenger turned his attention to Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani after failing to land Karim Benzema from Real Madrid. Rafael Benitez confirmed that French striker will stay at Santiago Bernabéu. Wenger is known to be a big admirer of Karim Benzema, but a summer of speculations will come to nothing.

In an interview with Spanish press, Rafael Benitez said that Karim Benzema is really important for his team. He added: “It’s that having alternatives in any position which always helps.

For example, the middle of the park – you have midfielder who is better with containment and another with passing. Depending on the match, you can take advantage of one or the other. In the case of the striker, the same.”

The next target for The Gunners will be Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan could join Arsenal this week, as Arsene Wenger wants the top striker in his team. Cavani is reportedly keen on the move. He always had problems in Paris, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his striker position. There’s yet to be a bid made, but the French team is ready to accept big money deal from Arsenal.

Cavani would cost Arsenal around $50 million, which is cheaper than Real would expect for Karim Benzema.

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal doesn’t need a new striker, but if he could sign a world class forward like Cavani, he will do it. The same situation took place two years ago, when Wenger said Mesut Ozil won't join Arsenal but two weeks later the German star was a Gunner.

“We have good strikers. Walcott was not used in the game against Crystal Palace an he’s an expectional striker, Welbeck is coming back, we have Alexis.

We have a strong striking force. What is important is that we show the team performance we have shown. We had some very good moments in the game and going forward we were magnificent,” Wenger said.

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