Arsenal line up French international as summer transfer replacement?

Karim BenzemaArsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern have a smile on their faces courtesy of the Daily Mirror.

The publication have claimed that the Gunners are moving closer to securing Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema this summer.

The former Lyon man would cost around £40 million but has enjoyed another great season at the Spanish side and looks to be hot property this summer.

As one of our punters claim over a pint and a burger, given that Real Madrid are looking to bring in at least one world class forward this summer – if not two – Benzema could well be on his way out of the club.

Arsene Wenger has a long standing interest in his French compatriot and we think that he will certainly make a move this summer.

Gunners fans have been begging for a top forward to join the club and we think that Benzema could be that man.

However, as our landlord points out, that does mean there could well be questions over current front man Olivier Giroud who has repeatedly been linked with a summer exit.

Do you think that Wenger may be able to land Benzema? Would this mean goodbye to Giroud? Let us know your thoughts below.

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