At the time of writing, our resident Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern were very nervous heading into their second Premier League game of the season away to Crystal Palace.
Having suffered an absolute nightmare on the opening weekend against West Ham United, Arsene Wenger’s men put unnecessary pressure on themselves to achieve a positive result at Selhurst Park and these slow starts to the season are starting to become a bad habit.
Having lost against Aston Villa at home on the opening day of the 2012/13 campaign and only just squeezed past Palace at home last, the mentality of Arsene Wenger’s team is often brought into question.
Over the past week or so, it would’ve been nice for the Gunners to avert their attention away from the West Ham loss into a new signing or something along those lines but while the rumours continued to swirl around, nothing concrete has surfaced of yet.
While Arsenal fans aren’t holding their breath, Metro reported today that Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema will be joining the Gunners as early as next week – that is according to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli.
While you can expect this story to be incredibly premature, if Arsene Wenger does end up getting his man this summer, what other players could supplement his signing as a perfect partner for not only Benzema but for Arsenal’s attacking ranks?
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 players who could partner Karim Benzema up front at Arsenal.