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TRANSFER NEWS: Arsenal Launch £27m Bid For Real Madrid Striker

Arsenal are set to bid a club record £27m for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

Arsene Wenger is hoping the signing of Benzema may persuade French team mate Samir Nasri to stay on at the club, after the Gunner boss increased his wage offer to £100,000p/w in a last ditch attempt to make the midfielder stay.

Even if Arsenal do lose Nasri, as well as captain Cesc Fabregas who is widely expected to finally make the move to Barcelona this summer, Wenger is worried what losing two key players could do to supporters moral heading in to the new season, so hopes a marquee signing like Benzema would ease fan frustration.

It is believed that Madrid boss Jose Mourinho would sanction the sale of Benzema in order to free up funds to sign Sergio Aguero, and it seems Arsene Wenger is finally willing to splash the cash in the transfer market. The Gunner are also expected to complete the signing of Gervinho on Friday in an £11m deal.



  1. Kevvy

    July 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Why would Benzema join Arsenal when all the best players are leaving? Mourinho has said he’s not for sale and KB said he wants to stay at RM. If this rumour has come from Arsenal it’s typical to say they are trying to sign a player but not really. Just like Reina from Liverpool last season. We needed a goalkeeper, bid for Reina, bid rejected, so we decided we no longer needed a goalkeeper and signed no one.

    • domme.ger

      July 7, 2011 at 10:31 am

      Mourinho said last year that KB is the same type of player like Higuain and he needs something different. All the talk taht KB doesn’t want to leave is simple about getting back into the team or do you like to see Denilson back in the team? Besides that he is not good enough? If Mourinho buys Agüero or Neymar they will try to sell either Higuain or KB. I don’t really agree that the best players are leaving. Clichy left. Cesc wants to leave. Nasri only wants to leave because of Wenger’s lack of ambition in the Transfer Market, so if he was to sign the likes of Benzema, Parker etc. Nasri will sign an extension.

      • samuel

        July 7, 2011 at 1:26 pm

        Samir Nasri doesn,t want to leave rather
        his agent and father wants a bigger wage
        deal for his son,what are you talking about,mister ?

    • samuel

      July 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      So who are these so called best players
      who are leaving the Emirates as last time
      i checked only ;past his sell by date;Cli
      chy had left,Samir and Cesc are still the
      re so who else Kevvy ?

    • raya jocelyn

      July 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      Karim Benzema is the solution to boost up Arsenal morale and to win trophy.He is the right player that Wenger must buy

  2. Judith Le'Strange

    July 7, 2011 at 9:07 am

    So we hope to sign Benzema for £27m and also Gervinho for £11m, that’s only two players coming in but three going out. What about the defenders that Wenger has been promising since the transfer window opened i.e. Cahill, Samba and either Leighton Bains or this other French player Aly something or other). Wenger is still saying he wants Cahill & one other but will we have the funds or will we have to make do with the two idiots in the defence Squillaci & Konchelny?

    • samuel

      July 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      The two idiots in defence are/were Clichy
      who thankfully has been sold and Sagna the
      ball watcher supreme,talking about idiots?


    July 7, 2011 at 9:21 am

    As a fun, I,m officially crossing to United coz am sick and tired Arsenal fc.
    To the other funs remining,we meet when Arsene Wenger and the Board realise the importance of the funs’ happiness.


    • Raghu

      July 7, 2011 at 10:10 am

      Got one word for you … “SELLOUT”

    • sahil

      July 7, 2011 at 10:13 am

      Glad you are crossing over AFC doesnt need plastic fans like you,real fans stand by their club SHAME ON YOU!!!!

    • afcmat

      July 7, 2011 at 10:19 am

      your clearly dont understand the concept and never have been a “fun”. You stick through thick and thin. Dont need fickle, glory supporters like you.

    • lee not a mug true fan

      July 7, 2011 at 10:21 am

      simon, you are a mug. what kinda fan changes clubs? you sound like you buy your shirts from newlook! the last time i heard of someone chaning club was my younger brother only like which ever club liniker play for in the 80’s. shame on you MUG. you but im sure man u will love you.

    • gunnit!

      July 7, 2011 at 11:19 am

      f%^k of then mate. you not good enough to be a fan of this club.

    • joseph miguel

      July 7, 2011 at 11:48 am

      as a member of the arsenal fraternity i decrale u not worth being an arsenal fan.return our gun n join the red deils.u weren’t helping us either.we don need u

  4. KK

    July 7, 2011 at 9:26 am

    “wenga” will never pay 27 million for a player.coz he’s too stubborn & stingy.thats the fact of reality.just look at how arsenal missed out on alvarez saga which dragged on for weeks & later fell through for mulling over 1.7 million of a fee.wenga thinks that its just a game of poker while every big club is splashing the cash,buyin players & wenga like every year is enjoyin holidays.thats done.this rumor is done and dusted off…

    • mick

      July 7, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      ‘every big club is splashing the cash,buyin players’

      Oh right, who have Chelsea and Spurs bought then, or aren’t they big clubs? No one thats who. And who have Man City bought apart from a couple of cheap 2nd rate defenders? Maybe they are not a big club either. Use your brain if you have one.

  5. Bekes Emmanuel

    July 7, 2011 at 9:28 am

    If there is anything worth doing 2 keep Nasir @ the Emirate, pls Wenger do rather than losing 2 key players in a transfer window, more over, we’re not 2 good @ buying quality once.

  6. nicky

    July 7, 2011 at 9:45 am

    We haven’t sold anyone other than Clichy and we haven’t bought anyone. The Window is open for another 7 weeks.
    Yet the panic is beginning to set in. Can we afford him? Why don’t we sell
    them? The mindless questions gather pace.
    We must leave all the negotiations to the experts at the Emirates. Wenger himself has so much confidence in the way things are going, that he’s on his hols in the Med. Patience from all of us
    is the order of the day.

  7. Abdi

    July 7, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Wenga is m f*** stabor,and he eat lunch penart’s and water.

  8. okalla ebuka.

    July 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

    i think d signing of benzema will bring a strong midfield attack 2 d team.and also d one of gervinho but we also need 2 expirence defenders 2 strengthen our defend.

  9. Moses Watasa

    July 7, 2011 at 10:11 am

    It is the year 2011. An Arsenal FC plane is flying – high up in the air. The plane is apparently on auto-pilot – the Pilot, (a one Ass-ne Venga) is in deep slumber. His ‘co-pilots’ (the Board of Arsenal FC) are deeply snoozing and hallucinating – they are dreaming big, visualising a huge feast courtesy of the wind-fall from the sales of the club’s star players. Meanwhile, from it’s sound, the plane (Arsenal FC’s) engine has clearly developed a fatal break-down. An armageddon-like plane-crash from high altitude is inevitable. Uneasy, sensing an imminent tragedy, the cabin crew (Nasri, Clichy, Walcott, Fabregas etc) are secretly but hastily collecting parachutes – preparing to jump to safety. Curiously, the plane’s loyal ‘passengers’ (fans of Arsenal FC) are lost in song – blaring out their favorite – eternal tune – “In Arsene We Trust”.

    • lee not a mug true fan

      July 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

      you should stop reading the tranfer gos if you think its all true! we will see how leaves and who dont when the window closes, thats if your not busy reading the daily star!

  10. ralphsanjani

    July 7, 2011 at 11:33 am

    mug guy u suck!!! Infact till infinity we need no fan like u cos u dont use ur brain

  11. Alex kings

    July 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I’m fade up with so call winger…..Arsenal board should sack d french man nd buy a manager who is ready 2 spend d cash nd make d fans happy…He’s nt ready 2 spend 27million for benzema.It’s just a rumour fans.

  12. Sirmer

    July 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Wenger u must take dat player as fast as u can con we are tied of ur stupid ideas of buying cheapest players man!!

  13. Emmco

    July 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Dis benzema story is a gossip just as usual.there is no way profesor will buy one player 4 27m,rather he will use d 27m to buy 6players.go and check our history the most expensive player we have ever sign is wiltod for 15m

  14. dan

    July 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    benzema is a french version of emile expensive one though.can’t arsenal look past france players for once.arsene is an uglier version of sam alladyce.

  15. Arizona

    July 7, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    let wenger live is too stingy.

  16. jamie

    July 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    we dont need more strikers
    wenger should focus on defense and replacement for nasri and fabrigas if they leave

  17. Adegbindin damilola (damoche).

    July 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Am also tired of wenger he has been disappoint we fans,i think we need to retain players like cesc fabregas and samir nasri, and to strengthen our team we need to sign players like gervinho,benzema,cahill,baines,and a goal kepper pls arsènè wenger make a fast bid 4 d onlisted players, 4 us to be a contender next season.

  18. Adegbindin damilola (damoche).

    July 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Am also tired of wenger he has been disappoint we fans,i think we need to retain players like cesc fabregas and samir nasri, and to strengthen our team we need to sign players like gervinho,benzema,cahill,baines,downing and a goal keeper. All dis doesn’t worth up to (100 million pounds) so pls arsènè wenger make a fast bid 4 d onlisted players, 4 us to be a contender next season.

  19. Adegbindin damilola (damoche).

    July 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I hope we are finally signing gervinho dis is a great news pls wenger move 4 anoda experienced player.

  20. greg

    July 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I’m supporting man u from now on as well – i’m sick of wenger talking the mickey out of us loyal fans. Utd know where it is at: go on you reds.

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