MailOnline editor and celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has reported that talks to bring Karim Benzema to the Emirates Stadium are at an advanced stage.
I’m hearing Benzema to Arsenal deal is ON. Not done, but talks advanced. #afc
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 7, 2015
Piers, who is a season ticket holder and also owns a few shares in the club, states that while talks of a deal being done are slightly premature, he’s adamant that this Benzema deal could happen.
Benzema is currently nursing a thigh injury and rather ironically, no return date has been scheduled for his return which may increase the noises about his impending departure (via MARCA).
Following the arrival of Petr Cech earlier on this window, it is clear that only players of the highest calibre are of any interest to Arsene Wenger.
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With the likes of Chuba Akpom, Yaya Sanogo and Lukas Podolski departing the club this summer, there is certainly room for another striker to arrive during the final weeks of the transfer window.
A benefit for Wenger is the versatility of all our forwards – apart from Olivier Giroud – which means that the potential arrival of Benzema will still allow our current players in the department to contribute towards our title challenge.