Arsenal continue to be heavily involved in transfer speculation, as boss Arsene Wenger attempts to make a strong push for silverware in the 2012-2013 season.

The club has been recently linked to several notable players, and there is additional talk of comings and goings at Emirates this week.

According to Metro, the Gunners are interested in a bid for Oliver Giroud by offering £6.4 million, as well as struggling forward Marouane Chamakh. Multiple sources have reported on Arsenal's interest in Giroud, but the 25-year-old French star has also been a target of numerous Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Tottenham Hotspur. 

Arsenal's pursuit of Giroud should not be surprising given Wenger's interest in players with Ligue 1 experience. 

Meanwhile, Chamakh, who also was heavily linked to Bordeaux in recent months, may not be the only forward to move on from Arsenal.

Borussia Dortmund have inquired about Nicklas Bendtner's availability, based on a Daily Mail report. The 24-year-old striker, who completed his loan spell at Sunderland this past season, was heavily involved in a possible move to the Bundesliga in the summer of 2011. In recent weeks, Hannover 96 and Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, have reportedly shown interest in the Danish star.

In a Daily Star report, Jan Vertonghen apparently warned Tottenham that if the club continues to stall to complete his transfer from Ajax, he will join Arsenal. The 25-year-old centre back was considered an Arsenal target for several months, but his move to White Hart Lane could be imminent.

The Guardian reported that Tottenham were close to adding Vertonghen for a £9.6 million fee. There had been speculation that Vertonghen was interested in either north London club, but Manchester United and AC Milan have also been linked to the Netherlands international.

French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, 22, from Montpellier, is the only other defender linked to the Gunners since the 2011-2012 season ended.