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Real Madrid forward Benzema continues to be linked with a switch to the Emirates

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Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for another month

Arsenal injury news: Jack Wilshere ruled out for another month while Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky remain injured ahead of Liverpool clash

Wilshere picked up an ankle injury in pre-season and will miss the Monday night match with Liverpool as well as England's two upcoming matches

Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid

Karim Benzema to Arsenal: 'The funds are there,' says Arsene Wenger

£48m Benzema has been linked with Arsenal move all summer

Gareth Bale is a reported transfer target for Manchester United
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Son had personalised message inscribed on stone outside the Gunner's ground

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Karim Benzema during Real Madrid's pre-season win over Manchester City

Karim Benzema to Arsenal: Gunners 'have £48m bid accepted' to begin talks with Real Madrid striker, says former England striker

Arsenal want to sign Benzema but Real have proven reluctant to sell, but Rodney Marsh claims that a bid has been accepted by the Spanish club

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Adam Lallana with Brendan Rodgers

Arsenal vs Liverpool: Adam Lallana says Liverpool will have 'plan' to beat Arsenal at the Emirates

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Karim Benzema posted this picture to Instagram with the caption: 'Come back to Madrid #work'

Karim Benzema to Arsenal: Arsene Wenger wants £45m striker, but Real Madrid hold firm

Wenger still interested in the Frenchman

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