Karim Benzema has been heavily linked with a switch to Arsenal (via the Express), and is reportedly set for a medical ahead of his proposed move.
As the Express states, the somewhat tenuous link comes from Venezuelan ESPN reporter Jenny Lizarazo, who is a Real Madrid fan and claims one of her “sources” has confirmed the news.
Well…JUST IN…first time one of my sources confirmed the rumor that the plan is Benzema coming to London today for medical…let’s see
— Jeinny Lizarazo (@Jeinnylizarazo) August 9, 2015
It seems strange that she would have some how been alerted to the news of the Frenchman’s medical before anyone else, and may well just be an attempt to game notoriety. Stranger things have happened however, and Arsenal fans would obviously love the rumours to be true.
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Calls for the aquisition of Benzema will be louder than ever following our disappointing 2-0 loss against West Ham, with both Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott unconvincing against the Hammers.
The rest of the team failed to impress as well, but there will still be questions raised over our lack of activity in the transfer market this past summer.
The 27-year-old would be a fantastic signing, so hopefully this proves to be more than just a fictitious rumour.