Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has tipped us to challenge for the Premier League title if reports suggesting that Karim Benzema is open to joining us this summer are true.
According to El Confidencial, Benzema hasn’t ruled out a move to the Emirates after speaking to Arsene Wenger, and Redknapp is under no illusions as to how monumental that potential signing would be.
If Arsenal were to land Karim Benzema then they’d be one player from being capable of launching a serious title… http://t.co/n0st0HuUpH
— Harry Redknapp (@Redknapp) July 18, 2015
A world class striker remains one of the remaining pieces in the jigsaw if we’re to possess a team capable of toppling Chelsea next season.
Benzema is of that calibre and the fact that he’s scored at least 20 goals for Real Madrid in his last five seasons proves his pedigree as a top class striker (via Real Madrid).
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However, Redknapp also earmarked the holding midfield role as another area we need strengthening and most fans would agree. With reports suggesting that Mathieu Flamini is set for the exit door (via the Daily Star), perhaps Wenger is clearing that position for a potential arrival?
If the boss was to address those two areas of our squad, the bookies may well have to place us as favourites for next season’s Premier League title.