Karim Benzema has denied reports he came close to leaving Real Madrid for Arsenal this summer.
The French striker was strongly linked in the British press with a move to the Gunners but he remained in Madrid for the start of his seventh campaign with Real.
When asked about the rumours that he would join Arsenal, Benzema said to French TV showTelefoot: “Not at all. I’m not going to repeat myself every time.
“I’m at the best club in the world and I’m going to continue to work every year. I’m happy where I am.”