French star agrees to join Arsenal as Wenger eyes bargain £35m swoop – report

By on January 26, 2018

According to reports in Spain via the Mirror, Karim Benzema has an agreement with Arsene Wenger to join Arsenal but we’ve yet to agree a fee with Real Madrid over his signature.

Benzema has long been linked with a move to Arsenal with Arsene Wenger’s interest dating way back to the striker’s time with Lyon before he joined Madrid in 2009.

The French international has been touted in the media as an Arsenal target for as long as I can remember and it seems the specualtion has once again resurfaced this winter.

We’ve been strongly linked with a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month but with talks between Arsenal and Dortmund stalling, it seems Wenger has lined-up Benzema as an alternative.

The Mirror is citing reports coming out of Spain as saying that Benzema has an agreement in place to join Wenger at the Emirates if a deal can be agreed between the two clubs.

The 30-year-old has endured a difficult last 18 months as he only scored 11 league goals last season and has just 2 to his name so far this campaign and it’s led to suggestions that Madrid are ready to rejuvenate their attack.

However, we still need to agree a fee and the newspaper says Arsenal are hoping to secure a bargain £35m deal while Madrid are demanding around £52m to cash-in on the striker, so we’re miles apart in our valuations.

It’s difficult to know what to believe as there is so much speculation flying about these days but Arsenal are in the market for a new striker – as our pursuit of Aubameyang shows – so perhaps Wenger has gone back in for Benzema.

The Frenchman looks like he needs a fresh start and his ability is unquestioned as he’s been one of the best strikers in Europe for almost a decade so I’d still love to see him join Arsenal.

However, despite his woes in Spain, I’d still be hugely surprised to see anything happen in January so any potential move for Benzema is likely to happen in the summer.


  1. rob

    January 26, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    i will be really pissed off if we sign benzema, he`s awful, what the f**k are arsenal playing at,they`ve virtually got aubameyang ?

    • Tony Esmond

      January 27, 2018 at 8:02 am

      Aubameyang is a smoke screen just like lamar in the summer , Wenger lets us think he is looking to spend big only for deal to fail at ladt minute . Every other club do there deals so quick compared to Arsenal . Kronke is stealing our clubs money to fund his NFL team and there stadium move . kronke out

  2. Kevin

    January 26, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I’d be so mad to have this garbage in Arsenal, he doesn’t contribute anything for Real and we expect him to be the new Messi in Arsenal shirt? Still waiting for Aubameyang

  3. F Jeffers

    January 26, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    He’s never been one of the best strikers. Overrated trash. Takes about 24 chances to score one goal.

  4. Jc

    January 26, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Both players are good but I prefer auba at this moment. Why is arsenal so stingy when it comes to making a significant buy? Someone pls draw Arsene wenger’s ears for me.

  5. CorporateMan

    January 26, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    It’s all garbage rumour. I was going to say can’t wait for Wednesday to come so the garbage would end. Then I remembered that immediately January ends, those idlers gushing out the garbage will turn attention to the summer window. We could do a lot better without them!!!!!

  6. E9 Gunner

    January 27, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Until benzema retires, every season we will be linked with him… fact.
    Aubameyang is a better striker right now. Maybe Benzene was better in his prime – his prime has ended!

  7. Eminent prince kitiibwa

    January 27, 2018 at 1:29 am

    bezema myt good but he is an old lion. soon it is dying

  8. Jack

    January 27, 2018 at 6:06 am

    I’d not even take him just for free let alone giving my cash. Can’t we value the people we want at a time than picking such wastes?

  9. olumba gunners

    January 27, 2018 at 9:04 am

    no its a lie a striker who scores two goal this season to his name,pls Mr wenger we don’t need a wasteful striker like benzema pls ooooo .give us auba we will win everything.

  10. alfred kithinji

    January 27, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Wenger can just like france. he won’t buy Abu he will be licked until window close.wanting to see Wenger retire then arsenal will be better.

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