Arsenal’s French connection may influence Benzema

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is putting faith in the French connection of his club to influence Lyon’s Karim Benzema to move to London.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is putting faith in the French connection of his club to influence Lyon’s Karim Benzema to move to London.

The 21-year old is highly sought after with Manchester United making a heavy play for him and more recently Real Madrid emerging with a £27 million bid but Wenger hopes the number of French players at the Emirates Stadium may lure Benzema.

The Gunners final moves for Benzema will depend on whether or not they sell striker Emmanuel Adebayor.