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Petit warns Arsenal against Benzema move

Arsenal hero Emmanuel Petit has warned his old club to not sign Karim Benzema this winter.

The Real Madrid legend is likely to leave the Saudi Pro League after failing to adjust to life in the Middle East.

Benzema, who plays for Al-Ittihad, is being linked with a move to Arsenal and other top European clubs.

Petit, a 1998 World Cup winner, told Compare.bet: "What's the price for Benzema? Do you have any idea how much Benzema will be earning in Saudi? I don't think any English club will be able to offer him the same amount of money.

"It's Benzema's choice if he comes back but after winning everything with Real Madrid and being 34 years old, I don't think he will want to come to the Premier League, it's so physical, it's so mentally hard.

“It's not La Liga, with all the respect for him, he played for probably the biggest club in the world with great success, but it's not the Premier League.

“I'm not confident Arsenal should go to Benzema, they should go for someone else."

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