Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has revealed that he was never close to completing a transfer to Arsenal, according to the Metro.
The Real Madrid striker was heavily linked with a move to London this summer and he was believed to be Arsene Wenger’s top target.
However, he was asked by Journal du Dimanche if he had considered leaving Real Madrid, and the France international responded: ‘Never.’
‘I laugh about it with my brother and 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.’