When former Manchester United striker Andy Cole said that Sanchez is Arsenal’s marquee player, Wright quipped: “He is the marquee player for now, until we get Benzema. When we get Benzema, (he will be the marquee player).”
The former Arsenal striker immediately burst out laughing, a clear indication that he was just joking about the Gunners getting Benzema as he does not believe that the transfer will happen.
Last week, Benzema, a France international striker, himself stated on Twitter that he is happy at Madrid, and that he has no intention of leaving the Spanish giants anytime soon (click here to read more).
According to a report in The Daily Star earlier this month, both Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in recruiting Benzema, who has been on the books of Madrid since 2009.