Arsenal transfer rumours and gossip: Alexis Sanchez, Karim Benzema

Alexis Sanchez
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We round up the latest Arsenal transfer rumours from around the British and European press on Wednesday, August 23.

Arsene Wenger has the full backing of Arsenal's board in his stance on ensuring Alexis Sanchez stays at the club this season, according to the Express.

The Chilean has been the subject of numerous rumours linking him with a move away from the club, with Bayern Munich the most widely-touted potential suitors for the forward, and with just over nine months left on his current deal, the Gunners boss is keen to retain his prized asset.

However, should Sanchez depart north London in the next week, a move for Real Madrid's Karim Benzema will be sanctioned by Emirates chiefs, according to the Star.

Arsenal have also apparently been given fresh hope that they could sign Thomas Lemar from Moncao, say Le 10 Sport.

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Meanwhile, Tuttosport report that Juventus are the latest club to turn their attention to defender Shkodran Mustafi as they attempt to strengthen their backline.

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