Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has ruled out the possibility of joining the Premier League giants Arsenal, with a tweet claiming that Madrid is his ‘home’.
The Frenchman has been in rumours to make a move away from the Bernabeu in recent weeks, with new manager Rafael Benitez keen to play Gareth Bale ahead of the 27-year-old striker for the centre-forward position.
However, the former Lyon player has dismissed rumours by tweeting that Real Madrid remains his home.
— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) August 24, 2015
Benzema scored 15 La Liga goals in 29 appearances last season and he is currently recovering from a thigh injury that picked up during the pre-season.
Here’s how twitter reacts to the news after the striker confirms his stay at Madrid.
Dybala Jackson Martinez Lacazette Benzema Reasons why we need to stop listening to transfer rumours, they are meaningless.
— Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) August 24, 2015
Arsenal fans Welcome Benzema Welcome Benze Welcome Benz Welcome Ben Welcome Be Welcome B Welcome Welcom Welco Welc Welbeck is back!
— Football Trollz (@FootballTroIIz) August 24, 2015
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 24, 2015
Arsenal didn’t want Benzema anyways.
— Mourinholic (@Mourinholic) August 24, 2015
Arsenal fans after reading Karim Benzema’s latest tweet… https://t.co/ehazHXfA8R
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) August 24, 2015
BREAKING: Arsenal & Real Madrid finally reach an agreement over striker Karim Benzema. They’ve both agreed it’s never going to happen.
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) August 24, 2015