Our reported move for Karim Benzema looked dead in the water after the Frenchman took to social media to confirm his allegiances, but secret meetings between Arsenal representatives and Benzema’s agent seem to suggest a deal could still be done, as reported by The Telegraph.
The report cites a French journalist, who revealed the secret talks on French TV station Canal+. He didn’t confirm when exactly the talks were held, but seemed to suggest that they were fairly recent.
This obviously needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, as Benzema all but confirmed he was staying at Real Madrid with his not so subtle Twitter post (via The Telegraph). Arsenal fans will probably be pleased for any hope they can get with regards to a striker signing though, as we are badly in need of reinforcements up front.
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We have struggled badly for goals so far this season, and have looked stale and predictable at times. A player of Benzema’s quality would unquestionably go a long way towards remedying that, and we should be doing everything we can to sign him if possible.