Karim Benzema to Arsenal: Real Madrid striker fuels speculation he will join Gunners with cryptic Instagram post

The striker has also followed an account called 'Wengerland'

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Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has sent delirious Arsenal fans into a frenzy after posting a cryptic Instagram message from what appears to be a private jet hinting he was leaving Real, and he then followed an account called Wengerland soon after.

The France international was in China with the rest of his Real Madrid team-mates ahead of their pre-season international Champions Cup tour, but posted a photo of himself on a private jet accompanied with the caption, translated from French to English: "Leave the past to the past. #directionfuture".

Rafa Benitez left Benzema out of Real's 3-0 win over Inter on Monday - choosing to play Jese Rodriguez instead.


Arsene Wenger is reportedly weighing up a £40.5m offer to bring the France international to north London.

Here is how some Arsenal fans reacted to today's developments


The Gunners have brought in just one new addition this summer, Petr Cech from Chelsea for £11m.