Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has cancelled the move to sign Real Madrid French striker Karim Benzema in the January transfer window. The Gunners have been consistently linked for the talented goal poacher for a long time and it seemed like Arsenal were preparing to make another club record breaking bid of £46 Million to the Santiago Bernabue outfit for Benzema’s service after signing German international Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid too.
But Wenger has squashed the idea of bringing Karim Benzema to the Emirates Stadium by insisting that he has Olivier Giroud and the striker is world class. This news will not go down well with many ‘’Anti-Giroud’’ fans who see the French striker as a lower class striker compared to Benzema.
It is yet to be known if indeed Wenger is pulling out of the move to sign Benzema based on Giroud’s current form or because of Benzema ‘s currently sex tape debacle involving Benzema and his international team mate Valbuena; which has led to his expulsion from the France squad for the summer European championship.
Wenger should know that injuries to key players has cost Arsenal the league title on several occasions, if Giroud picks up a knock what happens to the Arsenal striking force? So a move for Benzema would definitely hand Arsenal the elusive Premier League crown.