The 25-year-old has endured a mixed start to the new season, failing to score in his last five appearances for the Bernabeu side after netting four goals in his first six games.
Florentino Perez has refused to rule out selling the striker, who continues to be heavily linked with a switch to north London.
According to Evening Standard, he said:
I have faith in all the players in our squad.
Karim is a great player and we get offers for him all the time, every summer.
All I can say is that the coach is the one who has the authority to do what he believes is right.
The Bernabeu chief also confessed that Madrid could launch a summer move for Monaco striker Radamel Falaco, who left their city rivals Athletico Madrid at the end of last season. He added:
He (Falcao) won’t come in January but in June, who knows?.
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Nothing is impossible and there is a lot of time between now and then.
Falcao is a great player and I am aware that he wants to play for (Real) Madrid. I am aware of that, but it’s normal. They told me.
Benzema has started to regain his form and confidence with consecutive goals for his country despite being behind Olivier Giroud in the pecking order. He has buckets of experience at the club level and a proven track record in the UEFA Champions League too. He has 61 caps for the French national team and recently broke a 1224 minute goal drought for his country with a strike against Australia on Friday evening, and followed it up with a fine strike against Finland.
The statement does add fuel to the earlier reports which stated that Real Madrid will offer Benzema to long term admirers Arsenal this January for a cut price £20 m with rumours growing that the Spanish giants could bid for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez during the transfer window.
Wenger is a long term admirer of Benzema and needs another striker to provide competition for Olivier Giroud. He will definitely provide an excellent option with the French duo regularly tussling for a spot in the France national side, and bringing the striking battle from a top international side to the club sounds an excellent idea in principle.
Although Benzema is not as good as he has been a few seasons back he is too good a talent to miss out on and at a reasonable price like that I think Wenger should certainly take the opportunity to sign him.
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