For the current depressed mood a lot of our Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are in, a lot would be solved in the eyes of many by the club managing to pull off a swoop for Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema.
Linked with a Gunners switch all summer long, the French international still represents a player who will prove incredibly difficult to attain but despite this, the Daily Star recently referenced the reports of a Venezuelan presenter who claimed the Frenchman was already flying in for an Arsenal medical recently.
While Arsenal fans are looking to clin onto far more concrete evidence of a switch than that, some are claiming that there’s no smoke without fire and as we’ve seen with modern day transfers, the more a move gets talked about via social media and what have you, it seemingly spirals into the category of getting done.
Arsenal fans will hope this is the case with Olivier Giroud having endured a nightmare first appearance of the season against West Ham United on Sunday, fluffing many chances and doing nothing to convince Gooners that he can successfully spearhead their attack in a title challenge this term.
That said, pretty much every Arsenal player bar Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain flattered to deceive in their Premier League opener causing many Gooners to claim that another defensive midfielder and centre back are required, let alone Benzema’s potential arrival.
With this in mind, we’ve devised a list of five players who could end up following Benzema to North London in the remainder of the transfer window.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 Arsenal transfers waiting to happen after Karim Benzema’s arrival.