It seems that there have been Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with Karim Benzema ever since he burst onto the scene ten years ago at Lyon, and it hasn’t changed now after he has been at Real Madrid for the last five years.
Many Arsenal fans have been clamouring for Arsene Wenger to buy a top class striker for the last few years and Benzema, who has averaged nearly a goal in every two games he has played at the Spanish giants since his arrival would seem to fit the bill. The problem is that at the Galacticos Benzema never seems to be first choice and now it is being reported in the Telegraph that the French international is being offered to Arsenal.
As I said, we are used to these rumours, but we all know that Madrid are always keen to bring in a new hotshot into the side every year, and their flavour of the month this time around is said to be Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling or Tottenham’s Harry Kane. It is being reported that Carlo Ancelotti will have to raise the funds for either of these targets by offloading Benzema on the open market, and Arsene Wenger always seems keen to acquire their castoffs.
Arsenal have already sold Afobe and sent out Podolski, Sanogo and Campbell out on loan, so there is probably room for another striker if none of those come back, although Danny Welbeck will probably have to drop down to being third choice for the centre-forward spot.
Can anyone see Wenger actually being keen on bring Benzema to the Emirates now he is 27 years old?