Reports filtered in a couple of days ago from Spanish source Fichajes that Karim Benzema’s move to Arsenal could be on the cards once again, as Real Madrid are allegedly unimpressed with the Frenchman’s involvement in a sex-tape scandal.
Now, Ladbrokes seems to be backing that claim. They believe Benzema could be making the move to the Emirates stadium come January 2016.
Benzema played only two matches this season and scored one goal
Benzema to Arsenal was one of the most prominent transfer stories in the summer, but after a short hiatus, the story is making headlines once again.
Question marks still remain over whether Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott as Arsenal strikers can lead the Gunners to the Premier League title this term, and it is clear that Benzema would be a huge step up in terms of an established goal poacher in the Arsenal frontline.
And it appears there is a bit of truth in the report this time around, with Ladbrokes – a betting company at that – could have had some vital information about the transfer before opting to air the news.
Arsenal boss Arséne Wenger is, as per reports, a huge admirer of his countryman Benzema, and has always made efforts to sign the Los Blancos striker in virtually all transfer windows. The French tactician’s signing of 33-year old Petr Cech is a clear statement of intent from Wenger that no matter the age, if he wants a player he would always go for him.
This prospect of an Arsenal attack consisting of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Benzema will always be one to cherish and the Gunners supporters will certainly look forward to this in January.