Arsene Wenger has been a long time admirer of the former Lyon striker now at Real.
"His movement is always intelligent, he is able to combine well with other players to make a difference, and also make individual strikes. So, in my opinion, he is one of the best in the world."
"He could be a possible signing"
This is all in the realm of speculation but Sergio "Kun" Aguero has been strongly linked with a move to Atletico's crosstown rivals. Which means Benzema sparingly used by Mourinho could become surplus. There is chatter that Real could be offered £ 20m plus Gael Clichy.
Wenger has indicated he wants to move fast in the transfer market because the "store may close" with the financial fair play rules kicking in from next season.
Benzema with Van Persie playing just behind could be a lethal pair. The French striker will not be starved of service with all the chances Arsenal create. They just need someone more direct.