A striker that has been repeatedly linked with the Gunners since last summer, talk of a move for Benzema has gone strangely quiet in the last month. However, with three goals and two assists for France so far, the Real Madrid star has issued a timely reminder of his talents.
If this late effort against Switzerland hadn’t been bizarrely cancelled out by the referee, Benzema would be level with Lionel Messi and Neymar in the race for the Golden Boot right now.
With talks over a contract extension at Madrid stalling, there seems to be an opportunity for Wenger to make a move. A huge fee would be needed but the Frenchman could be the elite striker Arsenal need to bolster their challenge for honours.