There are only three days left until the transfer window slams shut and Arsene Wenger is yet to spend any money on signings, despite promises being made of money being spent this summer.
Mathieu Flamini and Yaya Sanogo are the only signings Arsenal have made this summer and both of them have been free transfers, which re-visits the question of when Wenger will spend any money.
Below is a list of players that are reportedly on Arsenal's shortlist, all of whom Gunners fans will hope to see in an Arsenal shirt when they go away to Sunderland on the 14th of September.
Arsene Wenger has been a massive fan of the Frenchman since he was a youngster at Lyon.
Benzema would add an extra option in attack with the only established striker in the squad being Olivier Giroud after Lukas Podolski was recently ruled out for up to three months. The Frenchman has netted 56 goals in 125 appearances for Madrid and could be available to Arsenal for around £40million.
Özil is known for his finesse and quality as an attacking midfielder. His style and natural ability to provide assists for his team-mates have been compared to that of Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane.
It is unknown how much Ozil will cost the Gunners but Arsenal have been tracking the player in recent weeks and could make a promising bid before the end of the transfer window on the 2nd of September.
The Argentine plays as winger for Real Madrid and possesses great trickery and vision in his play, which would add to Arsenal's creativity in attack, what with the only other midfielder to join this summer being utility man Flamini.
The Real Madrid midfielder would be available to Arsenal if they meet the Spanish club's valuation of the player which is believed to be around £25million.
The Welsh international and Swansea captain plays in defence for both club and country and if Arsenal wish to obtain his services he will reportedly cost around £12million. The Welshman would add to Arsenal's injury hit defence and his experience as a captain would help to add some control to the back four.
Arsene Wenger has recently said he will not 'panic' buy and will only add quality to his team and these four players would surely add the quality Wenger is looking four.
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