Arsenal director Lord Harris claimed last month that Wenger had a centre-forward on his list of transfer targets that wants to move to Emirates Stadium – and widespread reports have suggested that player is Benzema.
However, Wenger said regarding the speculation: “Nothing is happening. Honestly no. I don’t know who brings that up. Is it Spanish media or English media? I don’t know.”
After signing Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the previous two summer transfer windows, Wenger has been tipped to make another marquee signing this month.
If not Benzema, former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes a player of that quality is required.
“Benzema would be a great signing for Arsenal.” he told Goal. “I think fans would be really excited to have him in the squad.
“Cavani has also been mentioned, whether he’s a player who could come in.
“He’s got great experience with the national side and the teams he’s been at so, if they’re available, who knows?
“Something could happen there. Whether we can get them is another matter. We know how hard it is to buy players now.
“I’m sure Arsene Wenger, if those sort of players are on the market and he knows he can get them, maybe they’re the ones he goes for.”