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Jeinny Lizarazo Claims Arsenal to Sign Benzema, Will Face 'Punishment' If Wrong

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterAugust 13, 2015

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Venezuelan reporter Jeinny Lizarazo has been claiming that Arsenal will sign Karim Benzema from Real Madrid this summer, and she has doubled down with an offer to face "punishment" if the deal doesn't go through by the end of August:

My message to all the Arsenal fans about the @ArsenalMiami #Benzema challenge... pic.twitter.com/yAxsyRlA3B

— Jeinny Lizarazo (@Jeinnylizarazo) August 12, 2015

And on her Twitter feed she offered a bit more clarity about what that punishment might involve—buckets of water, much like last year's ice-bucket challenge:

The idea was to have buckets of cold water on me by Arsenal fans from @ArsenalMiami ... https://t.co/8i6hVMAdNk https://t.co/CoUkurpRME

— Jeinny Lizarazo (@Jeinnylizarazo) August 13, 2015

As for whether she's right or wrong, we're sure to find out soon.

Lizarazo, a presenter for ESPN Deportes, had first claimed that the France international was heading to London for a medical on August 9—that would appear not to have taken place:

Well...JUST IN...first time one of my sources confirmed the rumor that the plan is Benzema coming to London today for medical...let's see

— Jeinny Lizarazo (@Jeinnylizarazo) August 9, 2015

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