Wenger ‘To Table Big Money Bid’ For 24-Goal Striker – Report

By on May 15, 2014

Reports in the Telegraph today claim that Arsenal will make a £30m bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema after the Champions League final.

Benzema has just one year remaining on his current deal at the Bernabeu and it’s suggested that Real are ready to cash in on the 26-year-old this summer as they fear losing him for nothing in just 12 months time.

The France striker has enjoyed a mixed season in La Liga. On one hand he’s scored 24 goals and provided 14 assists in his 50 appearances so far, which is a very good return by anyone’s standard.

However, he’s also been on the wrong end of jeers from sections of his own support at times and the Spanish media have also targetted him for rough treatment following some inconsistent performances in the big games this season.

The Telegraph claim that Madrid bosses are wanting to upgrade the striker this summer, with Luis Suarez their prime target, and Arsene has had word that Benzema could be available and is ready to make another attempt to land his long-running target.

We were strongly linked with the former Lyon man last summer but Carlo Ancelotti put a stop to any potential sale after Gonzalo Higuain joined Napoli, but the newspaper suggests that we’ll try again and will test their resolve with a £30m bid after the Champions League final.

I’ve be delighted if we could bring Benzema to the Emirates this summer as he’d be the ideal man to lead our front-line next season. Whether we’ll have any luck landing him remains to be seen but I hope these reports have some foundation as it will show that at least Arsene is trying to be pro-active and is keen on not only targeting world class players, but is also making effort to tie up deals early in the summer.


  1. Sadati

    May 16, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Good signng.


    May 16, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    If he wants to come let him buy out the remaining 1 year contract so we can get him @ lower price like fabrigas threaten to do to us sometimes ago cos that money is too much for 1 year remaining on his contract as claim by this article

  3. francis okeny

    May 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    it will be good news, to gunners if they sing aclassic stiker like benzima

  4. Collins Banda

    May 16, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    my take is bony from swansea,he will be reasonably cheaper & is a proven premier league scorer who managed to score even against the big top four,he is also a year younger,the balance of that figure can be used to bring in players like remy,griezman & shneiderling if the spelling is correct to bolster the squard,meaning the quality would be the same for less money,let me also take this oppotunity to wish the lads all the best in the fa up final tomorrow.

    • Jordan

      May 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Bony over Benzema? You’ve got to be kidding me. Proven goal scorer in the premier league for a average team. Just like Demba Ba. Will go to a big team ride the bench and wish he stayed. No Arsenal need either Benzema, Cavani, or Balotelli to compete next year with Chelsea getting Costas. If we get Reny or Bony it will be a waste of money. Someone to back up Giroud.

  5. Olamilekan

    May 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Just connect trophy for us

  6. collins sunday

    May 16, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    i do not know hw u guys talk atimes u make me tired can’t we buy baloteli, fabregas nani smiling

  7. may7heaven

    May 17, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Benzema recently went on a run of scoring 1 goal in 26 competitive international matches before he ended it against Finland. He’s not going to terrorise EPL defenses in the way Suarez does. He’s quite similar to Giroud – a slightly better finisher but not much of an upgrade.

  8. Kamya David from Uganda.

    May 18, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Cavan is agood striker cavan is better than giroud

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