There is some very good news for Gooners if the latest Arsenal transfer rumour turns out to be true, and boy do we need it after the horror film that was our first home game of the Premier League season. The good news is Karim Benzema and that his transfer to Arsenal is very much on and could be completed a lot sooner than any of us thought.
The Daily Star is reporting the latest news, as revealed by a South American journalist and massive fan of Real Madrid with sources at the club, is that Real Madrid have now let it be known that they will sell Benzema this summer.
And although Arsene Wenger has been playing down and even flatly denying his transfer pursuit of the striker, this is apparently because of a desire to show respect to the Spanish La Liga club and keep them sweet while the negotiations are being done.
The report also claims that Benzema´s agent was at the Emirates on Sunday and is in London to finalise the personal terms of this long awaited signing. It appears that Benzema could already have his medical planned as well and if so we could be in for a very timely boost.
Or it could all be one big wind up and we could still be set for the usual torture on transfer deadline day. Which do you think it will be Gooners?