Arsenal Going All-Out For €57m Hitman After Wenger Rules Out Higuain

By on July 21, 2015

According to a report by the Express, Arsenal are going all out to try and sign Karim Benzema this summer after Arsene Wenger supposedly ruled out signing Gonzalo Higuain.

The boss is expected to try and bring in a top class striker before the window closes and Benzema and Higuain are just two names who’ve been linked in recent weeks.

Benzema has long been on our radar while we came close to signing Higuain when he left Real Madrid back in 2013 and we’ve been tipped to renew our interest this summer after Napoli failed to qualify for the Champions League.

However, the Express claim that Wenger has now ruled out making a move for the Argentinean international as he’s prepared to go all-out with his attempts to land Benzema in a potential €57m (£40m) deal.

The story actually originates from the Daily Mail, and while they believe that Arsene is ready to wait until the final days of the transfer window to land the Frenchman, apparently he’s not overly optimistic that Madrid will agree to sell.

Benzema is facing something of an uncertain future at the Bernabeu as Rafa Benitez is experimenting with Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo up front leaving the 27-year-on the bench – which isn’t ideal, especially considering the European championships are coming up next summer.

It’s led to intense speculation that the striker may look for a move during the closing stages of the summer and Spanish outlet El Confidential claim that Wenger has already held talks with the player about a move to Arsenal.

The good news is that Benzema apparently didn’t rule out the possibility of joining us, but the bad news is the Express claim he’s a firm favourite with Madrid chief Florentino Perez so it highly unlikely to be sold.

We’ll have to just wait and see how everything develops but it’s a brave move if the boss is throwing all his eggs in one basket and waiting for Benzema. If it comes off, we’ve got a great chance of pushing for the title. If we miss out and go with the strikers we’ve got, I think second is the best we can hope for next season.



  1. Sunday

    July 21, 2015 at 11:52 am

    He should sign him now, waiting for the last day of the transfer will be a risky game because if the deal did not go through that means no new striker for us, wenger pls chelsea fans are laughing @ us, we want epl nd cl please please please

    • GoonerEris

      July 21, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Sunday, what makes you think Wenger cares who laughs at you? Did you even read the story to see that Real Madrid may not be willing to sell? Remember, it takes all parties to agree before a sale can be made, so don’t get your knickers all in a twist over a matter you have NO control over.

  2. Avoid sin

    July 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    No couse for alarm,belive in Wenger slow and steady

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