Karim Benzema is staying at Real Madrid this summer amid reported interest from Arsenal, Rafa Benitez has confirmed.
Benzema, 27, has been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent transfer windows, with Madrid-based newspaper AS reporting on Sunday that the Gunners had set aside €65 million to sign the France international.
But on Sunday Arsene Wenger denied that he would be making a move for Benzema, and Los Blancos boss Rafa Benitez insists the striker's future lies at the Bernabeu.
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While the significance of Sunday's 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield is debatable as it was a glorified friendly, it rounded off a positive preseason for Arsenal.
There was a successful tour in Singapore, beating both the Ligue 1 and Bundesliga runners-up at the Emirates Cup and now a long-overdue triumph against Jose Mourinho. It's been almost ideal preparation for the new season. When you add how Arsenal finished the last campaign -- with 19 wins and just three defeats from their final...
Arsenal's victory over Chelsea in the FA Community Shield at Wembley shows the squad are ready to show their title credentials, Gunners defender Per Mertesacker has said.
Arsenal maintained an impressive build-up to the new Premier League campaign with a well-organised 1-0 win against the 2015 champions, secured with a fine first-half strike from midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
While tougher tests await over the next nine months given Chelsea looked somewhat sluggish following their America tour...
The Community Shield is not a real trophy. The game is a friendly, albeit the kind we call high-profile because it's at Wembley and live on the global airwaves. Yet there are still nuggets to be extracted from Arsenal's win vs. Chelsea on Sunday.
First and foremost is that the next time Arsene Wenger faces Jose Mourinho, nobody will be there to remind him that he has never beaten the "Special One." At the 14th attempt, Mourinho's team fell to Wenger's.
That streak, of course, should have been wholly...