Karim Benzema has seemingly ended all talk of a possible move to Arsenal this summer after confirming that he’s staying at Real Madrid via his Twitter page.
— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) August 24, 2015
Benzema has been heavily linked with us throughout the summer and had previously failed to comment publicly on the matter, which only fueled the rumours.
However, with just over a week remaining until the end of the window, Benzema has committed his future to the Spanish giants and, by the evidence of Real Madrid’s performance against Sporting Gijon, they need him.
Jesé was given the role as a lone front-man in Rafa Benitez’s 4-2-3-1 system and didn’t look convincing, which probably means that Benzema’s place in the first XI is secure.
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With Olivier Giroud our main striker, it remains to be seen whether or not we can challenge for the Premier League title, given that the Frenchman has never reached the 20-goal mark in the Premier League.
Signing a top class striker was always going to be difficult due to the lack of available options though that won’t stop fans from feeling frustrated about our lack of movement in the window.