Arsenal’s transfer hopes in tatters as target agrees new deal

Karim BenzemaArsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are used to being linked with a ridiculous amount of players throughout the summer.

One player that has been linked to the Gunners numerous times is Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema.

Any interest now looks to have been in vain after the Daily Star reported that the French international has put pen to paper on a new deal at the Bernabeu.

The 26-year old is currently in Brazil preparing for a World Cup quarter-final clash with Germany and has entered the final year of his contract.

However any rumours of his sale have now ended after Benzema committed his long-term future to the La Liga giants.

Arsene Wenger will now have to look elsewhere for the striker his side desperately needs to support current first choice forward Olivier Giroud.

The Gunners boss had previously been interested in a move for Italian international striker Mario Balotelli and Colombian striker Jackson Martinez.

But he is likely to face a fight for either with both attracting interest from some of Europe’s biggest club.

Arsenal fans. Who would you like to see playing alongside or second fiddle to Giroud next season? Let us know your thoughts below.

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