Arsene Wenger is making fresh moves for Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.

Gunners boss Wenger is desperate to sign another striker in January and has asked to be kept informed on any developments on Benzema.

And significantly, Benzema is believed to be more open to a move after snubbing Arsenal's advances in the summer when they were keen to bring him in.

Mirror Sport revealed in August that Arsenal had gone for Benzema, Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria – and they ended up landing one of the Real Madrid trio.

Germany midfielder Ozil has been a huge hit at the Emirates following his £42m but Arsenal are still determined to buy a striker to provide back-up and competition for Olivier Giroud.

Benzema has 18 months left on his contract, has endured a difficult season with the Madrid fans but has been starting more games and scoring goals in recent weeks.