Karim Benzema to Arsenal: Striker's agent Karim Djaziri deals massive blow to Gunners by claiming he '1,000%' won't leave Real Madrid

Real striker won't be joining Arsenal this summer, according to his agent

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Karim Benzema is "1,000%" not joining Arsenal this summer, according to the Real Madrid striker’s agent Karim Djaziri.

27-year-old Benzema has been constantly linked with a move to the Emirates for the past two years, having been on Arsene Wenger’s wish-list in 2009 when he left French side Lyon.

Having missed out on the France international as he joined Real, Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Benzema should he become available, but that looks more and more unlikely as the transfer window ticks down to the 1 September deadline.


With Real head coach Rafa Benitez stating that Benzema will be a part of his plans this season once he has returned from injury, Djaziri’s comments come as a major blow to Arsenal fans hoping to see a new striker arrive at the club this summer.

"Karim is very happy at Real Madrid and he will be a Real Madrid player by the end of this transfer window, 1,000 per cent," Djaziri said.

"Karim is not looking to move anywhere this summer."

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud opened his account for the season last weekend in the 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace that handed the Gunners their first three points of the season.

With Liverpool travelling to London to take on Arsene Wenger’s side on Monday night, Giroud looks likely to lead the line once again, meaning that Theo Walcott is expected to be left on the bench once again despite a promising pre-season after his strong end to the last campaign.


With reports emerging today that Benzema is “seriously considering” a move to the Premier League, Djaziri’s revelation makes it hard to imagine the France international playing anywhere other than the Santiago Bernabeu this season.

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