Reported Arsenal transfer target Karim Benzema is
enduring a difficult time at Real Madrid.
What a difference a Mesut Ozil makes.
Even though the German did not have an ideal start at
Real Madrid this season, before he was sold to Arsenal
– a stat tells an interesting story.
With Ozil in the team, striker Karim Benzema scored
two goals in two La Liga games. Since he was sold
Benzema has not scored a single goal in the division, five
matches without a goal.
The French international forward has been a target for
the Bernabeu boo-boys, and that was before this
weekend’s 1-0 home defeat to rivals Atletico Madrid.
‘Bitter controversy’ forcing ‘destroyed’ £40m Arsenal
striker target out of his club
That loss really did not help his cause, with fans
apoplectic after Alvaro Morata was brought on for
Isco, rather than the Frenchman as Carlo Ancelotti
tried to chase the game.
Now even his teammates are turning against him.
Benzema became embroiled in an ugly argument with
defender Pepe, who has shown previously that he is not
a man to be messed with.
Mundo Deportivo report Pepe, ‘made the gesture that
Benzema had not sweated in the derby, clearly shows
that for central French striker was not doing anything.’
Teammates Sami Khedira and latterly Sergio Ramos
intervened to calm the pair down during the second half
argument, which clearly helped nobody in the Real side.
Benzema has been linked with a January exit from
Madrid with Premier League side Arsenal linked
regularly over the past two months.
Sir Whyte (Obed Witten)