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Extraordinary’ striker now open to Premier League move after Arsenal talks

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have received a boost in their quest to sign Karim Benzema in the final days of the January transfer window.

That is according to The London Evening Standard, which has reported Benzema’s stance on a potential move to the Premier League.

So, what has been reported about Arsenal target Karim Benzema? Let’s take a look.

Arsenal target Karim Benzema open to Premier League move
Well, according to The London Evening Standard, former Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is open to a move to the Premier League in the January transfer window.

The report has claimed that the French striker is “pushing to leave” Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad after joining them only in the summer of 2023.

The London Evening Standard has noted that Benzema “would be open to a move to the Premier League”, adding that Chelsea are reluctant to sign him now due to his wage demands.

Arsenal have been linked with Benzema as well. Marca reported this week that the Gunners are in talks with the representatives of the striker as well Al-Ittihad. Manchester United and Lyon are keen, too.
My View: Karim Benzema would make Arsenal better
In my opinion, Karim Benzema would make Arsenal a better and more potent team in attack.

Yes, Benzema is 36 now and his wages are massive, but if Arsenal are able to get a loan deal done with Al-Ittihad and pay a small percentage of his salary, then the North London club should do it.

Benzema is one of the best strikers of all time and was playing for arguably the biggest club in the world, Real Madrid, just a few months ago. Former Liverpool and Los Blancos star Steve McManaman has described him as “extraordinary”.

Gabriel Jesus is not a prolific goalscorer. Benzema won 25 major trophies during his time at Madrid and scored 354 goals in 658 appearances for Los Blancos.

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