It was just a few years ago that the question of whether Arsenal would secure the transfer of the French striker Karim Benzema from the Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid was more about whether the deal was even a possibility and whether the Spanish club and the player would be willing.
Times change quickly in football, though, and despite the idea that Arsenal may not be in a much better position than we were in a few years ago when the the Arsenal transfer rumours about Benzema were really at their peak, it is a much different situation now.
Benzema has lost his place in the France national team, although that is not really down to things on the pitch, and he is not exactly banging them in at club level either. with just one league goal to his name this season after just 11 during the last campaign.
So the report by The Mirror telling us that the Real Madrid top brass have offered the striker to Arsenal is not quite the good news it once was. The Frenchman is only 29-years old though, and maybe a change of scenery is all he needs to shine again. Do you Gooners out there still think that Arsenal should go for Benzema?