Arsenal have been given a boost in their chase for Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.
The striker was hauled off with 15 minutes to go against Atletico Madrid last night despite scoring the goal to put them 1-0 in front.
However, Benzema has scored six goals in six La Liga games this term and couldn’t hide his frustration at former Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez.
“Substitutions are what the coach decides, I’m just there to help my team-mates,” he told AS.
“It’s true I’m fed up of being taken off. I’m calm and will continue to work so I’m not always substituted. He took me off to get a result, for defensive reasons.
“It’s true that the electronic board always shows the No.9. Ask Benitez why that is.”