With Petr Cech in the bag, Arsenal fans are absolutely delighted with this signing and are already claiming that this transfer alone makes them that much more competitive ahead of next season.
So just imagine what a world class forward would also do for Arsenal’s title credentials with many Gooners praying that Arsene Wenger swoops to sign somebody to challenge and usurp Olivier Giroud in the Gunners’ first team next season.
The one problem is that genuine world class forwards who are available this summer are in very short supply.
The Gunners have already been linked with Jackson Martinez, Alexandre Lacazette, Carlos Bacca, Gonzalo Higuain and most recently Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang so far this summer but the North London club are no closer to landing any of the fivesome with Martinez actually about to sign for Atletico Madrid.
While this is of course disappointing, all will be forgiven should Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema be an Arsenal player by the end of the summer transfer window.
Although it still looks like a pipedream at present, the press are still refusing to nip the Benzema to Arsenal rumours in the bud entirely with Real Madrid still fancied to make a rather large swoop for Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero this summer.
If such a switch comes to pass, perhaps Benzema may be rendered surplus to requirements and it is then when Arsenal must pounce for the sake of their title challenge next term.
Keeping along this theme, we’ve noted five reasons why Arsenal simply must swoop for the French international this summer.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 reasons why Arsenal need to sign Karim Benzema this summer.