Another near-miss for the Gunners…
Arsenal could have signed Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema this summer as the player’s agent approached the Gunners over a move, according to Fichajes.net.
The French international had been considering his future at the Bernabeu after being routinely booed by the club’s fans for what they saw as some lazy performances.
However, the 26-year-old is now in superb form and unlikely to be sold anytime soon, in what will be a big blow for Arsenal as they pursue him as one of their long-term targets.
A move failed to materialise in the summer, and Liverpool have also been linked with him since but it now seems likely that he will remain as part of Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.