Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has raised speculation that he could join the Gunners by posting a cryptic message along with a picture of himself on a private jet on Instagram.

The Frenchman has been linked with a move to Premier League giants - Arsenal and Manchester United, according to the Daily Star.

The striker posted a picture of himself leaving the Bernabeu pre-season tour with a text written as (translated from French to English): “let the past remain in the past” with the hashtags RIP and directionturfu, a Verlan phrase that means “next stop: the future”.

Laissons le passé au passé.. #rip #directionturfu

A photo posted by Karim Benzema (@karimbenzema) on

It is understood that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen to bring the 27-year-old striker to north London this summer.

If the deal goes through, undoubtedly the Gunners will be right up there contending for the Premier League title.

Here is how some Arsenal supporters reacted to the rumours… !

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