With the international break upon us, and another eight days until our next match (against West Brom), I thought I’d give you a run down of the latest pieces of speculation surrounding our beloved club.
I am only trying to read between the lines here and could be completely wrong about the reasons for the Arsenal manager not even making an offer top Real Madrid this summer for their France international striker Karim Benzema, despite there having been plenty of hints about the possible transfer of the star to Arsenal.
When I say Arsenal here I mean the Arsenal fans, because there is no telling whether Arsene Wenger will be any more inclined to use the January transfer window to sign a striker than he was in the summer.
There were thousands of Arsenal transfer rumour stories linking us with Karim Benzema in the summer, with lesser rumours saying that Arsene Wenger wanted to bring in other frontmen like Aleksandr Kokorin or Jackson Martinez, but Le Prof stayed aloof from all the fans and pundits alike who kept imploring him to buy another striker to challenge Olivier Giroud for our centre-forward slot.
Olivier Giroud is finding it hard to get used to being on the substitute’s bench, and yet again on Thursday he was overlooked by France in favour of Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema. The score was already 4-0 when Benzema suffered a thigh strain so Giroud finally got on the pitch for the last ten minutes, something he is getting used to at Arsenal as well.