If this latest addition to the Arsenal transfer rumours of the summer is true then I will be doing a little dance of victory and excitement in my pants. I really hope that it is true, even if the Metro report´s claim that Arsenal might complete the deal for what sounds like a ridiculously cheap price of £17.8 million is wide of the mark.
To be fair, I think that Arsene Wenger would happily pay around £30-40 million for his fellow countryman Karim Benzema. The only man who might not be too happy about Arsenal getting this prolific striker from Real Madrid is his international team mate Olivier Giroud, as it would probably mean that the big man spent a lot of next season watching from the bench. Just imagine what our Premier League rivals would think if we signed Benzema.
The report claims that Real Madrid are willing to sell their centre forward, but I have to wonder why. Benzema has had some lean spells at the Bernabeu but in his last five seasons he has scored 124 goals at exactly one every two games. He is quite rightly seen as one of the best centre forwards in the world and would certainly be a great signing for the Gunners, but is this news from Spain just what it seems, too good to be true?