Arsene Wenger doesn’t believe the Gunners need another striker after being questioned about links to Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema.
When asked by reporters why the French striker is always linked with a move to the Emirates, Wenger replied:
“Because he is French? Maybe there are some noises he will leave Madrid. But there’s no need for us to buy any striker. In the summer window… that’s not my worry at the moment.”
Whether things will change in the summer depends on a number of circumstances. Alexis Sanchez’s contract situation seems to be the key. If the Chilean signs a new deal and remains at the club, any speculation about a striker signing for the Gunners would probably be wide of the mark.
If a decision on Sanchez’s futures continues to drag on, Arsenal may look to cover all their bases by lining up a replacement for the 28-year-old.
Benzema and Antoine Griezmann have been linked to the Gunners, but the likelier option would probably still be Alvaro Morata, Benzema’s team mate at Real Madrid.
The Spaniard has been overlooked by manager Zinedine Zidane for Benzema for most of the season and it has been widely reported in Spain, and by Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague that the striker does not see eye to eye with the Real boss. A move in the summer is likely whether or not Arsenal are in for him.