If you’re an Arsenal fan, there is simply one rumour in transfer cyberspace today that is capturing your full attention and that concerns Karim Benzema and a reported £40 million transfer from Real Madrid.
The Sun led with a huge splash on their back pages today that claimed Arsenal are set to focus all of their efforts upon landing the French international who if signed for that fee, would become their second most expensive import after Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal fans were delighted earlier in the transfer window when they signed Petr Cech from Chelsea in a high profile swoop but ever since then, concrete transfer news regarding Arsenal has been thin on the ground with Gooners starting to fear that Arsene Wenger will stop at adding only the goalkeeper.
Wenger says time and again that he’ll only look to add players who can add genuine quality to the squad but with transfer targets being snapped up left, right and centre by the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, it’s sometimes hard to accept the Frenchman’s ever patient stance.
One thing’s for sure; if Arsenal fail to secure a new striker this summer, you can expect to see the #WengerOut brigade rear their head again the early weeks of the season if it doesn’t go to plan on the field.
While Olivier Giroud has proved himself to be a good player in the Premier League, 99.9% of Arsenal fans still believe the team need that striker with the X-factor to claim Premier League glory.
With Wenger denying a bid for Benzema has been made at the moment, we’ve lined up five alternative striker signings if a move for the French forward doesn’t come off.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 alternative signings if Arsenal miss out on landing Karim Benzema this summer.