Arsenal need to sign a proven striker in the form of Karim Benzema to mount a serious title challenge next season. [Picture: Getty]
The odds have been slashed on Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema joining Arsenal, making his long awaited move to the Emirates imminent.
The striker who has been heavily linked to Arsenal in recent months has been the subject of a rejected £30.3million bid from Arsenal last week.
Recent reports however, indicate odds on Benzema moving to the Emirates this summer have been placed at 11/10 this week from 7/2 last week on Sky Bet.
The latest development was due to reports of the Gunners reportedly preparing to return to Madrid with an improved bid of £40million.
The 27-year-old Frenchman sent a cryptic message via his account on popular social media outlet Instagram this week, further sparking rumors of his move to Arsenal.
“let’s leave the past behind. #towards the future.” Benzema said via his Instagram account.
Arsene Wenger is keen on adding a World class forward to his ranks this summer and the former Lyon man adequately fits the bill.