Premier League title contenders Arsenal FC were heavily linked with Real Madrid CF’s star striker Karim Benzema. The media speculated that Arsene Wenger were keen on signing his compatriot this summer and bolster his squad. Arsenal have a brilliant squad worthy enough to challenge title this season but they lack a marquee striker upfront.
Recent rumours had suggested that Benzema was close to join Arsenal but top Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has recently claimed on twitter that Benzema will not leave Real Madrid this summer.
Balague’s tweet read:
For those asking: no chance whatsoever of Benzema leaving Real Madrid this summer (so no way he will go to Arsenal)
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 30, 2015
Football fans around the world reacted in different to the news that Benzema will not join the Gunners this summer.
Here are some of the best tweets on the topic:
Why on earth is #Arsenal number 9 Karim Benzema starting for Real Madrid today? Very confusing.
— Alexis Sanchez (@InterestAFC) July 30, 2015
@Legendhenry Some arsenal fans are actually deluded though. Some think Benzema is highly probable even though there’s practically no chance
— Özil Mesut (@SyedGillani8) July 30, 2015