Top Twitter journalist Tancredi Palmeri has contradicted our French manager however, insisting that the reports of our offer were true.
He goes on to say that Madrid were originally keen to do a deal, but they are now looking to keep Benzema at the club.
It’s all true the Arsenal bid for Benzema: 45m€. Real Madrid was initially open to talk, but now they have stopped everything
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) July 20, 2015
If we are to do a deal for the French forward then we may have to wait until later in the transfer window. Waiting until the last minute is Arsene Wenger’s specialty, as we have seen with Mesut Özil and Danny Welbeck in past windows.
Benzema would be a fantastic signing, so hopefully Real Madrid and new boss Rafa Benitez change their minds again and opt to sell the 27-year-old. He is the elite striker who could help us challenge for the title, and there are very few players of his calibre around.