Ian Wright and Rio Ferdinand joke on Twitter about Arsenal potentially signing Karim Benzema

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The former Manchester United defender also light-heartedly suggested his ex-club could sign the Real Madrid striker.

Ian Wright and Rio Ferdinand have been joking about on Twitter with regards to Karim Benzema's destination this summer.

Indeed, the Real Madrid striker is held in high regard within world football and Wright would love the Frenchman to come to Arsenal.

And the former Arsenal striker joked that Benzema shouldn't tease fans after posting a picture of himself in a plane on Instagram.

Ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, however, took to Twitter himself to light-heartedly suggest the 27-year-old is headed to Manchester:

Fans of both clubs would no doubt welcome the Champions League winner, who has a plethora of club and international experience at the very peak of the game.

Wright responded to Ferdinand, however, suggesting a key member of the Gunners' squad has 'put a word in' to seal Benzema's move to Arsenal over Manchester United.

In terms of recognised first-team centre-forwards, the north London side currently only really have Olivier Giroud on board, although the likes of Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck can provide cover in that position.

Manchester United, meanwhile, are in need of a new forward after the departure of Robin van Persie. The realistic chances of Benzema leaving Madrid, though, are the same as every transfer window: unlikely. In a busy 2015 marketplace, however, anything is certainly possible...

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