Reportedly, Arsenal is considering making a sensational move on Al-Ittihad, intending to secure Karim Benzema on a short-term loan agreement.
Keen to bolster their offensive capabilities in the January transfer window, the Gunners remain unconvinced by Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah, and Kai Havertz, who have had opportunities to lead the line in the ongoing 2023-24 campaign.
TEAMtalk reports that Mikel Arteta might orchestrate a remarkable move for the former France international Benzema. The 36-year-old, who secured the Ballon d’Or in 2022, departed European football to join Cristiano Ronaldo in the Middle East.
Although there are links between Benzema and Manchester United, it is unlikely that they will pursue an approach. Chelsea, on the other hand, are actively seeking a proven No.9 and pose a potential threat to Arsenal in securing a deal for the Golden Ball winner.
Arsenal is showing interest in Ivan Toney, a forward with Premier League experience; however, signing the Brentford attacker would be a costly attempt. This has prompted the Gunners to explore interim solutions, with Benzema emerging as a prominent consideration in their plans.