Arsenal closing in on £20m midfielder while eyeing Real Madrid forward


The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern drowning their sorrows following yet another failed title tilt let out a joyous cheer in unison following reports in the Daily Mail the club are planning a sensational double swoop. 

Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka is widely expected to move to North London in a £20m deal from Borussia Monchengladbach, while the Gunners are said to retain an interest in Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. 

The Frenchman was widely tipped to move to the Emirates over the course of last summer, though ultimately stayed in the Spanish capital. 

However, Olivier Giroud continues to divide opinion and the lack of a top class centre-forward has been a major criticism of manager Arsene Wenger for a number of seasons now. 

Despite his ongoing personal problems. Benzema is widely considered to be one of the best marksmen in the world. 

It is claimed that the club will indeed make a move for the former Lyon star should Robert Lewandowski move to the Santiago Bernabeu in his own blockbuster summer transfer. 

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