ESPN Host: Arsene Wenger calls Benzema after Bayern express interest

By on August 11, 2015

ESPN host Jeinny Lizarazo claims Arsene Wenger has spoken ‘at length’ with Karim Benzema after Bayern Munich expressed their interest in signing the striker this summer.

Lizarazo – who is a host for Venezuelan ESPN as well as part-time model – gained worldwide notoriety after claiming to have the inside scoop on Arsenal’s pursuit of Benzema.

She initially took to Twitter late last week to claim that the striker was due to have a medical over the weekend before back-tracking and saying it was just his agent who was in London on Sunday to try and wrap-up a deal.

Miss Lizarazo obviously attracted a lot of attention from her bold statements with the likes of the Express newspaper reporting on her claims over the past few days.

The ‘exclusives’ have kept on coming with Lizarazo claiming yesterday that Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola had made contact with the 27-year-old to express his interest while Manchester City are also understood be to keeping a close eye on things.

The fresh interest supposedly led to Benzema having second thoughts over his proposed move to the Emirates as he wanted to assess his options.

This obviously didn’t go down well among the Arsenal fan-base as it appeared that ‘dithering’ Arsene Wenger had allowed the big-boys to hijack our proposed deal.

However, Lizarazo has posted another update to say that Wenger has responded to Bayern’s interest by calling Benzema to speak ‘at length’ about the striker’s importance to his project.

Here are her tweets:

Who knows how much truth there is behind all of this but Lizarazo does work for ESPN so you’d like to think she wouldn’t risk her reputation by trying to be a fake Twitter ‘In The Know’.

That’s not to say what she claims is 100% accurate, but I believe there is certainly something to all this Benzema talk and wouldn’t be surprised if he does leave Real Madrid this summer.  Whether he ends up at Arsenal is another question.

BT Sport host Jake Humphrey’s and Arsenal super-fan Piers Morgan hinted last week that we are close to signing Benzema while Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianeli has been claiming for over a week that a deal is all-but agreed, so the speculation has been steadily intensifying.

Our need for a world class striker was highlighted again on Sunday and I really do think we can forget about talk of a title until we sign someone in the mold of Benzema to lead the attack.

I’d like to think Arsene is doing his best to try and sign the Frenchman if he is available, but I suppose only time will tell…..


  1. Hormobolaji

    August 11, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Arsena wenger pls buy new striker

  2. Sean Williams

    August 11, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Sadly Arsene Wenger IS a ditherer. He is known for often changing his mind. Whilst Wenger is a brilliant coach, has respect from his players, he habitually faffs and dithers, scared to make a move, and then being scared of change. He always leaves the team two players short of a PL challenge. Until Wenger recognises this there will be bleeps and glitches in each Arsenal season, leaving them fighting for 3rd/4th position. This year is no exception to the rule. If he buys a top striker and top DM, then the sky is the limit for this team. Shame if he had got Kondogbia, Imbula or William Carvalho, then they may have gone the season almost unbeaten once again.

  3. Randy Funhole

    August 11, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Let Bayern get him, the Arsenal but Lewandowski from Bayern. Lewandowski would suit Arsenal better and is better value for money than Benzema.

  4. Delford Magaya

    August 11, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I think Wenger is now confused, wait and see what will happen when they visit Crystal Palace on Sunday, he will even panic worse than he did with West Ham United. He is going to be beaten again.

    • ron

      August 11, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      He better take a sick leave

  5. ron

    August 11, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    OMG!wenger is about to blow the benzema deal why always have to wait until last minute.

  6. why

    August 11, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    arsene Wenger is always having a problem of buying a striker.

  7. JGD

    August 12, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Dont need him, not an improvement on what we have. Waste of money.

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    August 13, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    we need him his a sencibly striker than giroud

  11. Vincent Buluma

    August 13, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    as a fan of the gunners, i’d like 2 C a big world class name in the squad, n’ not jst only words. Wenger, do somethng! …Ok?!

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