The Mirror have managed to get Arsenal fans crowing around the bar here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they seem to think that Arsene Wenger is so keen to land Karim Benzema that he has made a personal phone call to the player in order to talk about a move.
As one of our punters notes over a pint, we think that Arsenal are desperate for a world class forward, and while Benzema might not be in the very top bracket, there is no denying he is better than what the club have at the minute, and it would be a real statement of intent to land the Frenchman, who is wanted by several clubs around Europe.
After already landing Petr Cech this summer, we think the Gunners are really trying to build a side that can win a title – and Benzema could be a key component in that.
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