Shocking claims have been made by the thrown reports that despite of Arsenal having a significant amount of money and hunger for a striker who can score prolifically upfront, Arsenal at the last moment rejected a blockbuster deal for the French sensation Karim Benzema. In the midst of negotiations over Angel Di Maria and Mesut Özil, Real Madrid tried to get Arsenal to take Karim Benzema off their hands – and Arsenal rejected the move.
A Spanish reporter has claimed that Carlo Ancelotti offered Benzema to Wenger twice but resulting in refusal of Arsene Wenger.
He said, “In addition to giving approval to the transfer of Mesut Özil to Arsenal, Carlo Ancelotti attempted to move Karim Benzema to make room for another forward more to his liking at Real Madrid. In fact, the Frenchman was offered by the white club to Arsenal taking advantage of the negotiations by Di Maria, first, and then Özil, but Wenger was not moved.”
This can be confirmed from the game against Athletic Bilbao when Benzema was booed by his supporters and on the other hand Di Maria was lauded. There are rumors that Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t like Benzema while by the looks of it Arsene Wenger too. Considering the fact, that Wenger offered nearly as much for Luis Suarez as he did for Mesut Özil, that says quite a lot about his opinion of Benzema.