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Karim Benzema Arsenal Transfer: Pictures That Prove It's Worth Signing The Real Madrid Star (PICTURES)

22/08/2013 16:02 BST | Updated 23/08/2013 10:31 BST

Arsenal have targeted Karim Benzema who currently plays at Real Madrid as their top priority signing, with Arsène Wenger stating "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."

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Karim Benzeman would be a welcome addition to the Arsenal team

Benzema is the latest in a string of high-profile names to be linked with Arsenal. So far this summer they have failed to attract a plethora stars including Luis Suarez, Gonazalo Higuain and Luiz Gustavo to name but a few.

Take a look at the gallery below, which shows just why it might be worth Arsenal spending a large amount of their transfer budget on the highly rated French striker.

Karim Benzema goal celebrations