Arsenal striker target rejects Wenger reports

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Arsenal target Karim Benzema has rejected claims he could move to Arsenal this summer.

The French international has been linked with a move to the Emirates during the transfer window, with Arsene Wenger publicly admitting an admiration for the player back in May.

"Signing him does not seem impossible. He’s a player that I like. He’s intelligent in his movement; he is capable of combining well with others and making a difference, and of doing individual moves as well. So, for me, he’s a player who’s at the top level in the world," the Arsenal boss told The Sun in May.

Despite speculation to the contrary, Benzema has now moved to dismiss talk that he has held talks with the Gunners chief, and insists he's happy with life at Real Madrid.

"My place is at this club. I have never talked to Mr Wenger or anyone else. I want to enjoy success here. I have found my self-belief. This season, I know we will win titles," the 23-year-old told L'Equipe.


Arsenal are known to be in the market for another striker this summer, having already signed Ivorian international Gervinho during the transfer window.

However, Arsenal will now have to turn their attentions elsewhere with the former Lyon hitman set for an elongated stay in the Spanish capital.

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