Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Karim Benzema Still A Target For Arsene Wenger?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to make a bid for Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema for the upcoming Premier League season. Benzema, 27-years-old, has been a target for the Arsenal manager since the start of the transfer window. However, his agent has rubbished such rumors and has maintained that the Frenchman will remain a Real Madrid player for the foreseeable future.

“Karim is very happy at Real Madrid and he will be a Real Madrid player by the end of this transfer window, 1,000 percent. Karim is not looking to move anywhere this summer.”

Upon hearing Benzema’s agent comments, Arsene Wenger made a sly joke about the situation.

Despite Arsenal’s interest in Karim Benzema, Theo Walcott is said to be close to signing a contract extension at the club. Walcott has been a peripheral figure for Arsenal due to injuries. However, when fit he has shown that he could grab the first team center forward position.

Arsenal will start this season facing Premier League champions Chelsea at Wembley in the Community Shield. Arsenal has been in fine form during their pre-season, winning two trophies in succession while preparing for the upcoming season. Wenger praised 17 year old Reine-Adelaide after his performance against Wolfsburg.

“Reine-Adelaide is something special you know. He is a great talent and when he came on you could see that — 17 years old let’s not forget that. In fact I don’t remember how I played at 17 but I didn’t play like that!”

Should Arsenal chase the signature of Karim Benzema?

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