The Gunners are keen to sign the 27-year-old before the transfer window slams shut next week, but it looks like they may have some trouble bringing the forward to the Emirates Stadium. The player’s representative seems to believe that there is no chance of the deal happening, and that the France international is happy at the Bernabeu.
“Karim is very happy at Real Madrid and he will be a Real Madrid player by the end of this transfer window, 1,000 per cent,” Karim Djaziri said, “Karim is not looking to move anywhere this summer.”
This will be a major blow to the North Londoners, who look in need of some extra firepower if they are going to challenge Chelsea and Manchester City for the Premier League title. While their rivals have Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero to spearhead their respective attacks, Arsene Wenger has had to rely on a combination of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott.
Having managed 15 goals and 10 assists in 29 La Liga games last season, Benzema could be the man to help Arsenal get over their striking woes. It is certainly a better record than Giroud, who hit the back of the net 14 times and only assisted his teammates on three occasions in 27 Premier League matches.