Though the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are now free on Champions League evenings, that won’t stop their club being mentioned during those nights by other sets of punters in our bar. Indeed, sadly for Arsene Wenger, it’s often as the butt of jokes.
With bitter rivals Tottenham in action away at Real Madrid last night, the Gunners were always likely to come up, both from those who prop up our bar, as well as fans on social media. One of the major reasons Arsenal were mentioned, was due to the performance of Karim Benzema against Spurs.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ll know the Frenchman has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates for a while now and, while he’s undoubtedly one of the most celebrated marksmen in Europe, his showing last night attracted a few Arsenal-related jibes.
After missing a few golden chances for Los Blancos, fans on Twitter joked the 29-year-old would be perfect for Wenger’s men, who recently lost away at Watford. With that in mind. here’s a closer look at the reaction to Benzema’s performance.
I'm tired of hearing how good benzema link up play is if he wants to be going link up and not score he should go to Arsenal ffs
— Q (@ZhamirOdion) October 18, 2017
Benzema be Arsenal material
— EWIASE EEHU (@Domani_Stilinsk) October 17, 2017
Benzema must go to Arsenal FC.
— #NOJU (@VillageShrink) October 17, 2017
Madrid should sell Benzema to Arsenal. He's not worthy of the jersey anymore.
Benzema wasted that opportunity like an Arsenal player
— ˢᶜᵃᵖᵉG.O.A.T. (@Tendai_FC) October 17, 2017
I see Benzema’s Arsenal audition is right on track.. miss after miss after miss
— KP (@theproperKP) October 17, 2017