From the amount of Arsenal transfer rumours there have been linking the Gunners with the French striker, you would think that there has definitely been some interest in Karim Benzema on the part of Arsene Wenger. Ever since the striker started banging in goals on a regular basis in Ligue 1 for Lyon after coming through the French club’s youth system, if you believe the reports, then Arsenal have been trying to sign him.
Now the Daily Star is reporting that Benzema could finally become a Gunner, possibly in the January transfer window, as his current club Real Madrid are keen to make a signing or two up front after failing to get the transfer action they wanted this summer.
The report claims that Benzema would like to play for Arsenal as well, so is Wenger going to get this player he has wanted for so long? I have my doubts to be honest. The Real Madrid forward will be 30-years old when the winter window comes around for one thing.
Plus he has never showed the least desire to play for Arsenal before, so do we really want him now he has become surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu? We also have to look at why his Spanish club are willing to sell and the fact that he scored just 11 times in 29 league games last season is probably no coincidence, especially when you consider how many chances he would have got with the attacking talent Real Madrid have.
Should Wenger and Arsenal stay well clear of this possible transfer?