The good news for Arsenal fans is that the up and coming January transfer window and the one next summer will not see us bombarded with a new Arsenal transfer rumour concerning the France international striker Karim Benzema every five minutes.
Well that is if the various rumour mongers in the football media actually take any notice of what the player himself has been saying about the constant talk of a possible transfer to Arsenal. As reported by The Mirror, Benzema has tried to draw a line under the rumours by insisting that he never once considered signing for the Gunners.
The Real Madrid star insists that his club and their rivals in La Liga, Barcelona, are above and beyond any other club in the world and so it would make no sense for him to want to leave, especially as the talk about the new Madrid manager Rafa Benitez not planning to have him as a regular starter have proved to be wide of the mark.
The French forward said, “”I laugh about it with my brother and my friends. We wait for the media to come out with these rumours.
“In my opinion, I think that Real and Barca are the pinnacle in football. Why would I leave?
“I’m a starter for the best club in the world. I am happy; it’s that simple.”
And with Arsene Wenger talking about how the form and goals of Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud have vindicated his decision not to sign a striker this summer, can we finally put the Benzema transfer rumours to bed once and for all?