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Could Karim Benzema be wearing an Arsenal strip next year?

I’ve lost count of the number of players Arsenal have been connected with buying in the January transfer window, but here’s one that I really hope there is some truth to - Lyon’s Karim Benzema.

The French international turns 20 in December, but he is arguably the best played in France at the moment and could be exactly the kind of player Arsene Wenger is looking for to strengthen our striking options.

Benzema is the top scorer in Ligue 1 with 11 goals in his first 11 games for Lyon this season, plus another for his team in their 2-0 Champions League away to Stuttgart last week.

Have a gander at the above footage of Benzema and see what you think. It’s a big statement, but his cool finishing reminds me of one Thierry Henry and some of the touches he shows are straight out of Titi’s box of tricks.

Of course, Wenger has also been linked with Karim’s team mate Hatem Ben Arfa, but given that Le Gaffer has a £70 million transfer fund at his disposal, even the £25 million that is being mentioned in connection with the duo is not outwith Arsenal’s capabilities now...

However, as with all talent throughout the continent, Benzema is being linked with a host of the big clubs, including Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid.

The fact that we have Wenger as our manager might just give Arsenal an advantage over the others, but Benzema also sounds like a bit of a home boy, as he has stated in the past that he would like to stay at his hometown club, Lyon.

In the meantime, he recently broke into the full French national side and has scored three goals in his first three caps for Les Bleus, proving that he can repeat his club form at the highest level .

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Posted by Gordon Masson on November 1, 2007 10:00 AM in Players| Transfers| Video
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What a shit video. Somebody trying to be far too artistic.

The player is good though.

Posted by: Anonymous | November 1, 2007 12:03 PM

Would love to see Benzema come to Arsenal, seen him against Rangers in the Champions League and he does look something special.

Posted by: Benzema Fan | January 3, 2008 9:45 PM

im hoping my dreams bring you to arsenal bezema

Posted by: audy | March 7, 2008 2:07 PM

yes please!

Posted by: doug | May 6, 2008 7:53 PM

Benzema is too high above the level of Arsenal. In addition, lyon will fight to keep him and Arsenal may need to put a lot of people in the balande. Finally, Benzema will stay at least 1, maybe 2 seasons in france.. He knows Lyon is able to advance with a wiser coach than Perrin!
Stop dreaming of seing Benzema in Arsenal this year or the year after. and after that he will be far too expensive for them!! (50m£!)

Posted by: Phil | June 24, 2008 4:06 PM

if arsenal get rid of adebayor

and get benzema and ben arfa it will be nang

walcott and benzema up front

nasri and ben arfa on wings

fabregas and denilson/ melo central midfield

defence sagna toure/vermaelen gallas clichy

almunia

Posted by: saf | June 27, 2009 11:43 PM

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