Karim Benzema has been linked to Arsenal yet again. [Picture: Getty]
Karim Benzema is once again believed to be a key target for the Gunners who have tracked him for years now.
There are even talks in some quarters that Wenger is readying a big bid for the man believed to be the candidate to fill the World class striker boots left by Robin Van Persie.
Paco Gonzalez, a COPE reporter heightened those speculations when he reported that Wenger has gone a step ahead by putting a call through to Benzema to discuss a possible move to Arsenal.
The Reporter who is fondly known for running the Spanish commentary in FIFA video game reported on his twitter account in Spanish.
“Wenger ha vuelto a llamar este verano a Benzema, pero no quiere salir del Madrid. Jesé tampoco. Están encantados con Mayoral.”
Meaning: ”Wenger has recalled this summer Benzema, but Jesse wants out of Madrid are not happy with Mayoral “
Benzema who has been linked with a move to Arsenal every season since his last season at Lyon, is even more likely to move now that rumours have it that Benitez is planning to use a 4-2-3-1 system with Ronaldo upfront.
But it remains to be seen whether Wenger’s call would convince the Real Madrid number 9 who has scored 87 goals in 174 appearances.