Metro may well be able to cheer Arsenal fans up here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that the Gunners could be landing a top French international next summer.
The Gunners have had their eye on Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema for some time now and it seems that with Los Blancos considering the merits of selling the Frenchman, a transfer could well see Benzema link up with national compatriots Olivier Giroud and Arsene Wenger.
Now whilst the majority of our punters in the tavern seen to think that Arsenal could do with a world class forward, we think that there are a fair few more players who Wenger should be looking at.
Most vitally of all, the Gunners require a new defender and anyone who saw their car crash of a game against Stoke City yesterday cannot really disagree with that.
Benzema would cost at least £40 million and with the jury still out over Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud regarding whether they can truly score the amount of goals to take the Gunners to a title triumph, many resident Gooners would love to sign the Frenchman.
Arsenal fans. Is Benzema the player that you need this winter or would you rather a multi-million fee spent on the likes of Mats Hummels or William Carvalho? Let us know your thoughts below.