Arsenal fans react to news that they may sign Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema for £40m [Tweets]

Arsenal fans woke up on Friday morning with a sense of deja vu: once again, the Gunners have been linked with a possible move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

The story was promoted on the back page of The Sun, who announced that the Gunners could be able to offer Real £40m for their French international forward.

The Sun added that Arsene Wenger is reportedly ready to make the offer as early as Monday.

So what’s news this time? Why should we believe that Arsenal may actually sign Benzema this summer?

A couple of weeks ago, Spanish daily AS reported that new Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez was intent on changing up the formation at Los Blancos for the 2015-16 season.

In that report, Benzema’s availability was touted amid belief that Cristiano Ronaldo is set to play as a central attacker for Los Blancos next season. Indeed, AS claimed Benitez is favouring a 4-2-3-1 formation for Real.

Moreover, the paper suggested that the 27-year-old Frenchman would be open to a move from Santiago Bernabeu, as he doesn’t want “to spend a season on the bench”.

Now, rumours are circulating that Arsenal have started speaking to Benzema’s management about a possible move, and thus we have today’s headlines in The Sun.

Below are the best tweets on the Benzema to Arsenal story.


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