Arsenal fans are still hoping that Arsene Wenger will come up trumps again and sign the top class centre forward Karim Benzema from Real Madrid some time in the next few weeks. I am hoping that just like the last time we did some transfer business with the Spanish giants for Mesut Ozil, it is just a matter of time.
Meanwhile, assuming that there is some contact between the two clubs, I think it might be worthwhile for Arsene Wenger to find out about the possible availability of another couple of their players who are rumoured to be set for the exit door.
One is the 24-year old Romanian international winger Dennis Cheryshev who has been with Madrid since 2002 but has seen his playing opportunities dwindle and die, hardly surprising when his role on the left wing is currently occupied by a certain Cristiano Ronaldo.
He has had injury problems as well but last season had a very successful loan spell with another La Liga club Villarreal. And before you dismiss this idea out of hand, look at the stats comparison I did on Squawka.com between him and Danny Welbeck. THey had almost the same amount of league games and minutes played and Cheryshev comes out on top for assists and chances created and they scored the same amount of goals.
The other Madrid player I think might be a good signing is their central midfielder Asier Illarramendi. After his £30 million transfer in 2013, the player compared to Xabi Alonso has been left out in the cold and is apparently ready to move on. He has been linked with Liverpool but I reckon Wenger could get him for Arsenal if he wanted and he could be the perfect long term replacement for Arteta and strong competition for Coquelin.
Do you think Arsenal should be going for either of these Madrid players?