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Report: ‘Brilliant’ striker has told his club he wants out now, after rumours Arsenal could sign him.



According to reports, the ‘brilliant’ striker has informed his club that he is no longer interested in joining Arsenal, despite rumors to the contrary.Arsenal has been linked with striker Karim Benzema following a dispute with Al-Ittihad’s management that reportedly prompted him to want to flee Saudi Arabia.

The 36-year-old attacker was among several prominent individuals who relocated to the Middle East this summer, including Benzema, who signed with Al-Ittihad and is regarded as one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.Benzema, who won the Ballon d’Or in 2022, has been unable to establish himself in Saudi Arabia, as he has engaged in conflict with Al-Ittihad officials and requested a loan from the club.Benzema is reportedly eager to depart Al-Ittihad, and Arsenal is among the clubs reportedly interested in signing the former Real Madrid superstar, as reported by the Straits Times.Benzema, whom the Daily Mail hailed as “brilliant,” could provide Arsenal with the ideal short-term solution to their center-forward woes this season.


Moreover, given the attacker’s current desire to depart Saudi Arabia, it would be prudent for the north London club to make a strong effort to acquire Benzema in the final days of the January transfer window.


Arsenal must make every effort to secure a loan for Karim Benzema.It will be difficult to find an Arsenal supporter, even at the age of 36, who would not jump at the opportunity to acquire Benzema in January. Benzema was heavily linked with a transfer to north London from Madrid almost a decade ago.


The north London club may be able to advance their season by acquiring Benzema, given their dearth of available options, particularly if the former France international is interested in a transfer to the Premier League.


Indeed, despite competition from Chelsea and others, Arsenal are confident in their ability to acquire a striker of Benzema’s caliber and legendary status.And by expediting their pursuit of the forward, Arsenal will enhance their readiness for the stretch run following January, which will consist of formidable matches against FC Porto and Liverpool, among others.