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Signing this man WOULD make us serious title contenders this season

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Karim BenzemaTop of the Premier League with a lead we can be proud of after our recent run of games. Recent history suggests the title winners have come from one of the top four at this stage of the season, though pundits still don’t consider the Gunners as major contenders despite out impressive start.

With the majority of our squad set to return from injury in the next few weeks one would say we will be up there come May, though I think we are a player or two shy of being genuine contenders.

The way I see it a quality striker would do wonders for us and give us that push in the final stretch of the campaign. Despite Olivier Giroud’s brilliant form we still lack quality in the attacking department.

And former Newcastle forward Alan Shearer believes the same as me and reckons Arsene Wenger’s side cannot be considered serious title contenders until they sign someone like Karim Benzema.

Shearer recently said:

‘I’ve tended to stay with what I said earlier in the season that, up to now, I don’t think Arsenal will win it, but if they went out and made a big statement come January and were to get someone like Benzema and carried on the form.’

He added:

‘They have had a fantastic start, you can’t deny that, but if you were to give them a world class centre-forward like Benzema then people might have to start revising their opinion.’

I for one agree with the BBC pundit. Benzema is on many European clubs’ shortlist and a move to Arsenal, with the way things are shaping up since the arrival of Mesut Ozil, is possible.

We’ve had games where we’ve needed something different when Giroud hasn’t been at his best. And adding a player of Benzema’s calibre would surely give us that edge upfront and send a message to the rest of the Premier League that we are indeed serious contenders this season. If Benzema is brought in, which could occur as the Frenchman is not loved at the Bernabeu, it will almost certainly work wonders on our current players’ confidence and give them that drive to push on and possibly win the title this season.

Do we have to sign a player of Benzema’s quality to be taken seriously this season?

Let us know your thoughts on the matter below

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  • James says:

    Yes suarez is better and Liverpool no want to sall him for me if we sing benzema he can help

  • dele giwa says:

    my fellow young guns I beleive wt kareem Benz it 100% sure

  • Taaza says:

    Good to see some of the suggestions. then again, when you look at how much more dangerous Man-U became when we sold them Van Persie I’m certain Liverpool wouldn’t want to sell to a club who are clearly the team they want to beat. Selling to your rivals isn’t a smart move. Pato is a gifted player but he’s plagued by so many injuries, we don’t need anymore players spending the majority of their career on the physio table. Lewandowski would be an amazing signing, but Bayern seem to already have a leg up in the race for his services. Signing Benzema with the world cup around the corner would bring out the best from the squad, a star to compliment that star studded mid. Giroud can’t be allowed to get too comfortable up top, without any serious competition he may slowly start becoming complacent.

  • afcnor says:

    We need a different type of striker and who is hungry for success and development like draxler!

  • Milo thiago says:

    First draxler is midfielder @afcnor. But I say Karim Benzema is great but costly. We can get Pato for less and he is great.

  • Cornerstone says:

    We need suarez no matter de cost

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