It was by far the biggest and longest running Arsenal transfer rumour of the summer, one Arsene Wenger had completed the surprise signing of the brilliant Czech Republic keeper Petr Cech from our direct Premier League rivals Chelsea (well we thought they were going to be rivals lol).
But Arsenal fans every where were left disappointed when it became clear that the Gunners would not be adding the name of the Real Madrid and France centre forward Karim Benzema to our squad list. The Spanish club and the striker then said that there was never any chance of the move happening, although I am not so sure.
It all seemed to hinge on whether the new manager Rafa Benitez was convinced that Benzema was the best man for the job and the Frenchman needed to know that he was first choice and a valued and vital member of the team. That is why the latest rumours, reported by The Independent, have got me hoping once more that Benzema could soon be an Arsenal player after all.
The report reveals that the Bayern Munich and Poland star Robert Lewandowski could be set for a switch to La Liga and the Bernabeu. His agent has confirmed the interest from Real Madrid and Lewandowski himself has admitted that he has been learning Spanish, so with all the media furore surrounding Benzema at the moment, could Madrid be set to get rid of him in January? And would Arsenal be his next club if that was to happen?