All Arsenal fans are used to the Gunners being linked with Karim Benzema every single transfer window since he was a raw youngster at Lyon, but there seems to be a bit more meat in the rumour this time around.
Most pundits are saying that Wenger and Benzema are waiting to see which new arrivals Rafael Benitez brngs in to Real Madrid before deciding whether the French international will be surplus to requirements at the Spanish giants, although todays Sun has had a full page story saying that Arsenal WILL make a £40m bid for the 27 year-old.
Wenger was asked outright if this was true, and Le Prof did not dispel the rumour, in fact he may have made it sound very likely. He said: I really don’t know where this story came from, but it’s not happening. Not at the moment. No.”
So he did not deny it outright – which he has been known to do in the past – and he has left the door open for that usual last minute marquee signing to still happen.
So is Benzema now the most likely newarrival at Arsenal this summer?