3. Karim Benzema
Benzema has been in red hot form in this tournament and has emerged as France’s best player. He has shown that he can step up without the usual world class service he gets at Real Madrid as he has been truly world class with his performances in Brazil.
Benzema has taken the burden of attacking impetus on his own shoulders after critics literally wrote him and his country off after Frank Ribery’s injury. Any doubt about his ability to step up with an average midfield is put to rest as the Arsenal target has really started to boss the game with 3 goals and 2 assists already in two France matches. He could have been the top scorer till now had he not missed a penalty, but he has been critical to France’s performance. Also, his partnership with Giroud has been good against Switzerland and would further be testes as Benzema plays deeper than usual.
If the Real Madrid star does manage to play in the deeper forward position and still deliver similar performances, then it is hard to imagine Arsenal getting him at a low price. Wenger is bound to have a lot of competition, but it would be totally worth it as they would really become title contenders if they get such a star forward.