Video: Reported Arsenal target Karim Benzema nets superb volley for Real Madrid v Manchester City

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The French international showed just why Arsenal might be keen with this strike.

Arsenal have been heavily linked with striker Karim Benzema in recent weeks. It was reported by The Independent among others earlier this week that Arsenal had made an initial enquiry to Real Madrid for the French international, regarding his availability.

They claimed a £31 million bid was being prepared for his services.

His agent was then quoted by Sky Sports yesterday as stating Benzema was ‘certain’ to be staying at Real, ruling out any move for the player.

But according to the Daily Mail that has not put off Arsene Wenger. They claim Arsenal are willing to beat their transfer record to sign the player this summer and give themselves a real shot of winning the Premier League title.

Based on what he did to one of their main rivals for the title today, you can see why.

Real Madrid took on Manchester City in a pre-season friendly this afternoon and gave the Citizens a bit of a pasting. They won 4-1, with Benzema opening the scoring with a superb volley.

It is this striking instinct that has clearly attracted Arsenal’s wandering eye and the face he can do it against a big rival in the Premier League only goes to heighten his wow factor.

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