I am not saying that Arsenal will be able to win the transfer battle for the Real Madrid and France international star Karim Benzema, because there will be plenty of big clubs getting in line to sign one of the best strikers in Europe and the World.
The main reason that I did not think this striker would become a Gunner this summer, however, was because I could not see him wanting to leave Real Madrid and his La Liga club seemed to have no reason to want to sell him. The front three of Real Madrid may have fallen short of the brilliant Barcelona trident of Messi, Neymar and Suarez but then again so has every other strike force in the history of football.
Benzema did score a very respectable 22 goals from his 35 games though and his work in the centre forward was often more about leading the line and helping to create goals as well as score them. But Madrid have a lot off stars annd in order to fit the likes of Ronaldo, Bale and James Rodriguez into the team they are going to give the centre forward role to Ronaldo, as reported by Spanish daily AS.
There is no way that Benzema will be happy with this arrangement and that is why all the reports about him leaving have started to appear. I really think that Arsene Wenger needs to go all out for this one because Benzema is the perfect striker to spearhead the Gunners.
So the situation at Madrid means we can get him, but the big question is, will we?