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:

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:


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