SURPRISE DEAL Of The Summer? Arsenal OPEN Talks To Sign Benzema, Deal Likely

With a world class goalkeeper finally in the bag, a top defensive midfielder in William Carvalho seemingly on his way in and another top class center back like Ezequiel Garay or Kostas Manolas mooted to come in, Arsenal fans are dreaming of a credible assault on the title next season.

Wenger will have a formidable squad next season if the club indeed land the aforementioned targets. However, there remains a lingering doubt in the minds of many Gooners regarding the quality they have up top.

Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck are decent enough players at the Premier League level. However , you will struggle to find a top team that are happy to have those two as their main options in attack. Though Giroud’s performances last season were commendable, he is definitely not at the level of his counterparts at other top clubs, like Sergio Aguero, Wayne Rooney, Diego Costa and Daniel Sturridge.

Many fans harbor the notion that with him at the top, Arsenal will never win the title. Welbeck, his alternative, has failed to fire since swapping Old Trafford for the Emirates. However, with latest reports in the Metro claiming that Arsenal are in talks to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, the fleeting hope of a title challenge among Gunners is set to be blown into the belief of a formidable assault for glory.

The 27-year-old is one of the best strikers in the game and has been one of the best performers for the Los Blancos since moving to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2009. He has scored 20+ goals in each of the last 5 seasons for the club and is a member of the famed triumvirate of the BBC strike force that guided Madrid to La Decima.

However, with new Madrid boss Rafael Benitez seriously mulling the prospect of a 4-2-3-1 formation with Cristiano Ronaldo at the top, Benzema might find himself relegated to the bench. The possibility of a bit part role won’t appeal to the player who will be looking for a productive campaign at the club level to cement his spot in the French National team for EURO 2016.

The player is valued at £46 million but that will not mean much to Wenger who has spent astronomical amounts in the last two summers on Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. Gooners all over will be desperate for this move to go through , as Benzema is the sort of the player that can single handedly transform their club into champions elect.