Real Madrid’s second-best scoring threat, Karim Benzema is a bonafide stud who wants a No. 1 striker role.
It didn’t take long for Arsenal fans to virtually beg Karim Benzema to come to Emirates Stadium following an absolutely stunning defeat against West Ham United in their season opener.
After a devastating home loss that saw Arsenal struggle to get close to the goal despite 22 shots, Gooner fans quickly turned to Twitter hoping they could appeal to the Real Madrid superstar to complete the much-hyped deal.
The transfer bid is expected to be for €50 million and will lead to a four-year contract for Karim Benzema worth approximately £120,000-a-week.
— Ian Ferraz (@iancker) August 9, 2015
— Progressive Mikes (@CamanchoCM) August 9, 2015
A €35 million signing out of Lyon in 2009, Karim Benzema has arguably been Real Madrid’s most consistent striker not-named-Ronaldo over the last six seasons.
You see what happens when you don’t sign Benzema @Arsenal
— Arsenal (@ArsxnaI) August 9, 2015
— Justin C. Davis (@JustinCDavis) August 9, 2015
Benzema has recorded double-digit league goals and 20+ total goals in each of the last five years and in seven of the last eight.
@Benzema idk if the deal is set or not but now i am BEGGING YOU TO COME TO ARSENAL.
— Umeshthebest (@KevinUmesh) August 9, 2015
As a member of Lyon, Benzema won four straight Ligue 1 titles from 2005 to 2008.