Arsenal have supposedly made an offer to sign Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, but with Alexandre Lacazette starring this term we could have to change our system to accommodate him.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for the French striker since his days with Lyon, and the player’s days with the Spanish giants appear to be coming to an end in the near future.
The 30 year-old has managed only two league goals from his 11 outings this term, playing a part in his sides struggles, and there is widespread reports that his club will look to replace Benzema in the coming windows.
Arsenal are now claimed to have tabled a £36 Million bid to bring him in this window, but interestingly this season we already have a top striker leading the line in Alexandre Lacazette, and you would think that his arrival would surely mean a formation change.
Our current system accommodates only one striker, and you wouldn’t expect either to be forced to play behind or out wide, and you wouldn’t expect the Real Madrid star to agree to a move in order to share one spot with his fellow Frenchman.
If reports prove to be true, there must be a thought that we could accommodate two strikers going into the latter half of the campaign, and Wenger has already looked at changing his formation in recent weeks already.
There could also be the possibility that Wenger is looking for cover with Giroud injured for the foreseeable future, but with him having only started once in the league this term, I don’t expect Benzema to be willing to replace him on our bench.
I’m not fully convinced that there is any truth in our supposed interest in Benzema, but should we be looking at playing with two strikers again? Could Benzema and Lacazette be a formidable partnership in attack?