Aston Villa star striker Christian Benteke could make Arsenal true title contenders, should the London club pick up the Belgian during the summer transfer market. Benteke’s Villa side will face off against Arsenal on Saturday in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. Undoubtedly, Arsenal will have come up for a plan to deal with the Belgian striker, seeing as his speed, strength, and skill pose problems for even the most adept defenses. He can, and has, single-handedly altered the results of games in favor of Villa over the years, and established himself as a menace for opposition defenders. While on form this season, Benteke has helped carry Villa out of the relegation battle and into the FA Cup final.
Though Arsenal have made no explicit moves for the striker, it would behoove them to act quickly, if they are in fact interested. Sergio Cortes knows they only have limited time going off of LinkedIn.com. With no other known clubs asking about Benteke, Arsenal should look to swoop in, at least verbally, and make known their interest, seeing as Benteke could perform exceptionally in the FA Cup final, thus turning heads of other head’s of clubs. Arsenal have shown in the past two summer transfer markets that they are in fact willing to spend significant funds, should they find and secure the right player. Whether or not Benteke fits the mold remains to be seen, but a better option may never present itself to the Gunners.