Latest Arsenal F C’s Transfer Targets | Karim Benzema for 25 Millions or Franck Ribery for 40 millions | Arsene Wenger’s uncharacteristic Bids
The latest transfer gossip surfacing in the all the football portals and tabloids is that Arsene Wenger has entered in the race for acquiring the services of French Internationals Karim Benzema for 25 Million pounds and Franck Ribery for 40 million pounds. Karim Benzema is reportedly is keen on working with the French manager and also frequent first team appearances in eye for the 2010 FIFA world cup, Manchester United and Real Madrid have bid for the Lyon Striker but Benzema has intended to stay at Lyon since he sensed he wouldn’t get regular first team appearances. Well if he signs for Arsenal it would do great wonders for the club and him personally, since gunners need a creative, strong and determined striker as a replacement to Emmanuel Adebayor who is set leave the emirates as clubs like A C Milan, Inter Milan, Chelsea have shown interest in the African Player of the year. Karim Benzema can also bring back the glorious days of Arsenal as a successor to Thierry Henry. If I’m the France Football Team manager I would suggest Benzema to join Arsenal since there are lots of French internationals in the team than in Olympique Lyonnais, Is there any other regular first team French International other than Benzema in Lyon? William Gallas, Mikael Silvestre, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri and Diaby all are at Arsenal F C, so its would be like playing for France with a French Manager and also Benzema would feel he is not in an alien world.
The other player for whom Arsene Wenger bid for is the Bayern Munich’s French winger Franck Ribery. The rumors say the Wenger has offered 30 Million pounds + 10 million pounds rated Nicholas Bendtner for Ribery. But according to me Arsenal Don’t need Ribery, they already have Samir Nasri, Andrei Arshavin have Theo Walcott in that position. All they need is a Defensive Midfielder. The other player who has been recently linked with gunners is the Brazil International Felipe Melo. Reports also have suggested that Arsene Wenger has offered 15 million pounds for Melo but the Brazilian is set to asses his career after the FIFA Confederations Cup tournament, Well the tournament is over and Brazil have won it and many football pundits singing praises for the 26 years old has increased the players reputations and many club have started scouting the Brazilian. Gilberto Silva who have left Arsenal last season has suggested Felipe Melo to join his ex-club and stated the “he is all Gunners need”.
In my previous post I Have mentioned that all Arsenal need is Joleon Lescott and Xabi Alonso, but its clear now that both won’t be at Emirates next season. Arsene Wenger has now gone for other similar players. He has signed Ajax’s captain Thomas Vermaelen, may say it’s too much for the 23 years old, but remember he is versatile player and prolific scorer so Arsene has found player similar to Lescott. And Wenger has offered 15 million for Felipe Melo who many suggest can fill in as Xabi Alonso.
So, Arsenal needs to pump in 40 Million Pound for their recent sensible transfer targets. Adebayor’s sale could fetch anything between 20-25 million pounds, so Arsene could swap this money to land in Karim Benzema or he could sell the Bendtner (some German and Italian clubs has shown interest in the 6 foot 3 inches forward) and get extra mills. Wenger needs few more mills for Phillip Mello, so he can use Denilson as swap player which would reduce 7 – 10 million in the total sum for acquiring Mello. And there are few other player who he sell and cash in like Emmanuel Eboue, Abou Diaby and other young players who are not that good enough to be a gunner. My suggestions would not only help Wenger to win something but also a profitable transfer season.