Forget Morata, Sign Benzema: Why Arsenal Should Be Moving For Real Madrid Striker After World Cup

For months now, Arsenal have been linked with young Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata. Reports today, however, suggest that the Gunners could miss out on his signature because of interest from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg. I think that could be a blessing in disguise.

Morata is not the most capable of players – he scores a reasonable amount of goals but struggles to link up with his team-mates and very rarely takes a player on. His main assets are his ability in the air and his close-range finishing.

The Spaniard completed just 69% of his La Liga passes last season.

Instead, I would look to be signing Benzema, the man preventing Morata from starting more games at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Benzema is a league above the 21-year-old, and although the France international is five years older, I think Benzema would come to life in the Premier League.

Playing in Ronaldo’s shadow is not enough for him, in my eyes. Benzema scored 17 league goals last season, 24 in total, which is his fourth season in a row that he has hit 20 goals or more for Madrid.

He is one of the most impressive finishers in Europe and I think if Arsenal were to snap him up then it would go some way to making them title contenders.

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