There have been a lot more versions of the Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a move for the Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema in the last week or so, with many of them from reliable media sources like The Telegraph, claiming that the Gunners were going back with an improved offer of around £35 million for the centre forward after having an earlier bid turned down.
And according to the popular Spanish transfer website Fichajes.net that is not the end of the story. They are saying that this bid was also turned down by Benzema´s La Liga club but once again this has not put Arsene Wenger off the scent. They say that Arsenal are going back with another better offer, this time for €57 million.
The report also expects this to be rejected but it suggests that Wenger is ready for this and at the minute is merely trying to convince the player how much he is wanted in north London as we hope that he decides that playing in the new Benitez era is not for him. The story is that we will wait right up until the end of the transfer window if necessary rather than switching our transfer attention elsewhere and that Benzema is potentially happy about playing under his fellow countryman.
So it seems to be all the eggs in one basket for the boss. But is this Benzema or bust approach the right one for Arsenal this summer?