Ian Wright describes Arsenal's failed pursuit of Karim Benzema as 'embarrassing' and says Benzema 'mugged off' the Gunners

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has described the club's failed pursuit of Karim Benzema this summer as "embarrassing".

Speaking as a BT Sport pundit during their showing of Dinamo Zagreb vs Arsenal in the Champions League, Wright said:

"It was embarrassing. In the way they pursued it.

"You find out, straight from the bat, if the player is interetsted.

"The way he mugged off Arsenal [with the Reakl Madrid is my home tweet] was not good."

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Before the game, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "My drive to win the Champions League is immense. It's never been done at Arsenal. We have to put hard work in."

 

Before the game in Croatia, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "My drive to win the Champions League is immense. It's never been done at Arsenal. We have to put hard work in."

"Our last visit [to play Dinamo Zagreb] was a very tough game. We needed to be patient against a very strong side.

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