It’s sometimes lazy journalism that allows the same stories to be regurgitated year on year, or some simple minds that sit in a room spewing up all this nonsense, and I can find no realism in the latest return of the Benzema to Arsenal rumours.
Our side have been linked with him every transfer window without fail for as long as I can remember, but any sense would tell you that our capture of Alexandre Lacazette would end that.
The Former Lyon striker bagged an amazingly consistent tally of goals for his previous side, and we just broke our club record fee to land him, so in whose right mind is that believes we would now break that record to land a deal to sign an ageing Karim Benzema?
The Real Madrid striker is supposedly being put in the shop window as his club looks to raise funds for their mega-money move to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco. The 18 year-old enjoyed an eye-opening year in helping his side to win their first league title in some years, as well as firing his side to the Champions League semi-final stage.
The young forward has already declared that he is more interested in regular football at present than sealing his move to the top level right now, and you would have to think he would refuse to join unless he was guaranteed a decent level of action, and that could lead to Benzema losing his first-team spot.
As much as Benzema could well be open to leaving in search of regular first-team action himself, the fee being touted (€70 Million) is way above anything I can imagine Arsenal paying, especially when we just bought Lacazette for around three-quarters of that amount supposedly needed to buy his French counterpart.
Do Arsenal need Benzema? Is Wenger that much of a fan that he could try to have him and Lacazette in the side?