Karim Benzema has been linked to Arsenal yet again. [Picture: Getty]
Arsenal have been handed a major blow in their pursuit of key summer transfer target Karim Benzema after news broke of the player suffering a thigh injury ahead of the season.
Real Madrid centre forward Karim Benzema has suffered a thigh injury ahead of the season as announce via the club’s official website.
The Gunners could see their chances of signing the French striker cut short after the club revealed that the forward will undergo further evaluation on the muscular complaint, but could be set to miss the club’s first matchg against Sporting Gijon on August 23.
The former Lyon star who has been a long time target for Arsene Wenger, has been the subject of a transfer to Arsenal with several reports of both clubs being in negotiations for the sale of the 27-year-old forward.
However, reports of his latest injury could see the Gunners cool their interest in signing the French international this summer.