‘It’s Not Impossible’ – Karim Benzema On His Way To Arsenal?

By Chris Wright

Arsene Wenger has confirmed his interest in signing peripheral Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, claiming that a move for the French international would not be an ‘impossibility’ this summer.

Speaking to The Sun, Wenger said:

“Signing [Benzema] does not seem impossible. He’s a player that I like. He’s intelligent in his movement; he is capable of combining well with others and making a difference, and of doing individual moves as well.

“So, for me, he’s a player who’s at the top level in the world.”

Seems like a decent move for all parties. Benzema’s certainly primed for a fresh start elsewhere after falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho (despite maintaining a fairly healthy scoring rate), and Arsenal need a striker who is willing to shoot with his laces from time to time.

So, Real allow Benzema to join Arsenal thus freeing up a bit of cash (‘somewhere around £15 million’ is the fee being mooted) to part-fund a move for the ‘homesick’ Carlos Tevez?

Sounds entirely plausible to me.


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  1. Jesus says:

    I’ll eat my hat if this happens.

  2. Jesus says:

    P.S.- My hat is made of mince and mashed potatoes.

  3. dev says:

    guess its season ticket renewal time,

  4. James Warren says:

    As with any player linked to Arsenal, what are his wages?

  5. Kane says:

    Wenger said this quote about 2 seasons ago no?

  6. wolfusa says:

    i didn’t know karim benzema was a dependable, punishing center-half. that being said, it’s a steal if they can get him, van persie, and nasri (if he doesn’t join the red devils) on the same page and clicking. walcott screaming down the side, fabregas (maybe) and wilshere/song keeping the pace and possession, and benzema/chamakh blasting home a few headers, arsenal might be kings indeed. this all depends on bringing in vertonghen to partner with vermaelen, and moving koscielny to back up either sagna or clichy, where he can be mildly effective.

  7. marajonna says:

    @Jesus pretty sure you hat is made of thorns

  8. V says:



  9. sho says:

    Benzema to Arsenal – Aguero to Real. prolly the best deal Real will ever make. even without Ageuro.

  10. siaffa sando says:

    i think Arsene Wenger is kidding,because Arsenal don’t buy players with such wages.so i don’t think he will ever release the money from his waist bag.

  11. Lefrenchy says:

    Mou has been begging for a third center forward for the entire season enough with the stupid rumors!!! Benzema is not going anywhere!!!!
    Watch another center forward ADDED to the mix instead!

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