The ‘gunners’ are trying to add some stars to their squad so they can step forward and finally fight for the Premier League title. Despite signing top world quality players like Mesut Özil or Alexis Sánchez, Arsenal are still far away from the top teams and they’re not favourites to win the titles. This year, Lucas Péres has been their top signing, a striker for Deportivo La Coruña.
Arsène Wenger team is trying to change this and, according to the Daily Star, they are targeting Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema. The French manager has always liked the Real Madrid striker and he has targeted French players. Benzema would replace another French player, Olivier Giroud, who failed to score a lot of goals for the gunners and make the difference.
According to this British newspaper, Arsenal have prepared an offer of £40M for Benzema. It could be a high bid for the 28-year-old striker but Benzema is one of the favourites player for Florentino Pérez and it wouldn’t be easy to take him from Bernabéu. Actually, the president himself went to Lyon to convince Benzema to sign for the Spanish club, back in 2009.
Besides, there is an important issue. Real Madrid can’t sign any new player in the next two transfer window due to a FIFA ban. Therefore, it’s very unlikely that the Spanish team decides to sell one of their top players to Arsenal.
Benzema has started this season injured so he has missed all the pre-season friendly games and the first official games. After that, he played some poor games but against Espanyol Benzema was again decisive and he scored the second goal of the team. In the last game against Villarreal he was substituted again and Morata came in. If The Spaniard starts to get confidence and play more, maybe Benzema could think on playing in the Premier League. Wenger will wait for him.