Having signed Granit Xhaka, Arsenal fans are hoping the club won’t stop at that and go on to complete the signing of a striker. Not signing a striker this summer will be bad for us as a club. We simply can’t rely on the likes of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott to carry us next season.
And if reports in the media today are anything to go by, Arsenal may be signing a truly world class striker as a result of Real Madrid’s transfer dealings. Spaniard media outlets are reporting today that Real Madrid are set to shock the world by signing Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.
This transfer if it happens will mean Arsenal are then free to sign Karim Benzema who has constantly been linked with a move to the Emirates in the last few transfer windows. Reports claim Arsenal have been holding talks with Real Madrid and have an understanding that should Madrid be able to sign Lewandowski, Benzema will become a Gunner.
A cut price deal of £30 million is been reported which is understandable considering the amount off field issues Benzema has had to deal with in the last couple of months plus he is already over 28 years. His signing will however make sense for Arsenal. He and Ozil understand each other well and that can only help Arsenal in the fight for the Premier league title next season.