Arsenal could finally get their hands on Karim Benzema next summer with reports that Real Madrid are ready to sell once a replacement is signed (via The Daily Star).
He’s one of the many players who seem to get linked with a move to Arsenal almost every summer but never actually do.
Yohann Gourcuff, William Carvalho and Julian Draxler are the usual go-to rumours but Karim Benzema isn’t that far down the list either.
Real Madrid are probably the best side on the planet right now and after winning three Champions League titles in four seasons with pretty much the same team, reports indicate that they are planning a shake-up for next summer.
Spanish publication Don Balon reports that Real president Florentino Perez is ready to sell a couple of big name forwards including Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.
Manchester United are reportedly eager to sign Bale and Arsenal have been linked with Benzema for a decade. Reports claim that the French forward ‘likes Arsenal’ and it’s no secret that Wenger is a fan of his.
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The Gunners have been trying to sign Benzema for such a long time that it almost feels like it can never happen. There’s no doubt that he is an excellent player who would suit Arsenal’s system perfectly but following the summer signing of Alexandre Lacazette, there’s no pressing need for the Real Madrid star.