Karim Benzema’s agent has told Wenger to forget the idea of signing the France international striker as the striker will not be leaving Real Madrid for Arsenal. At least not this season. Benzema was according to many reports on his way to Arsenal, his agent Karim Djaziri has however categorically put that to rest while talking to French newspaper Le Journal de Dimanche
“One cannot fight against the rumours, but I can confirm to you: Karim [Benzema] will not be going to Arsenal.
“There has been no discussion and no contact has been established. He of course remains at Madrid. The probable arrival of Gareth Bale is absolutely no threat.
“The two attackers Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale will play on either side with Karim at the point.”
Arsenal has so far failed in their attempt to sign Gonzalo Higuain also from Real Madrid and Luiz Suarez from Liverpool. With this news, there are now very limited options for Wenger. He either goes to Liverpool with a bid that Liverpool will find difficult to refuse, try to sign Rooney from Manchester United or forget the idea of signing a marquee striker for Arsenal this summer.
The price of dithering and leaving it too late obviously.