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Arsenal fans react to news of Karim Benzema's questioning by police

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Have they dodged a bullet, or will there be a few quid knocked off his fee?

Ask any Arsenal fan who was on their shopping list this summer and we reckon 90% of them would have said one name.

In fact, most Arsenal fans were a bit obsessed with signing him during the last transfer window, with Piers Morgan thinking Wenger was a right tool for not doing so.

Yep, Arsenal were linked with Karim Benzema pretty much every day during the silly season, but the transfer window closed and the Frenchman stayed with Real Madrid.

And we reckon that Arsenal fans are pretty happy with that decision at the moment after Benzema was reportedly taken into police custody for questioning regarding an alleged plot to blackmail Mathieu Valbuena, as reported by Goal. 

Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse was initially brought in for questioning back in October, as covered by the Guardian, but now Benzema has been quizzed regarding a plot to blackmail Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape - with his presence at a police station in Versailles, near Paris, early on Wednesday confirmed by AFP.

Sounds like a French version of Hollyoakes doesn't it? 

Well, with Benzema with French police, Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter and look pretty pleased they didn't splash the cash on him, while others reckon they might be able to sign him now at a cheaper price! 


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