Arsenal want to blow their entire £70million transfer budget on Real Madrid trio Karim Benzema Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria as they bid to rescue a botched summer window.

Arsenal – whose need for reinforcements became desperate on Thursday when they were handed a very tough Champions League draw – have opened talks with Real chiefs over the triple swoop and received encouragement.

Despite all three players insisting they want to stay at the Bernabeu Real will listen to offers for the trio as they look to balance the books after committing £86m to signing Gareth Bale from Tottenham.

Securing a deal for long-term target Benzema is Wenger’s priority such is his desire to capture a world-class centre forward.

The Gunners are working frantically on a deal that could see all three arrive at the Emirates by the transfer deadline on Monday.

Arsenal confirmed the re-signing of midfielder Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer and have also been offered former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou.