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22/08/2013 12:02 BST | Updated 23/08/2013 06:31 BST

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

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.

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Karim Benzema goal celebrations
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