Arsenal have been dealt a huge transfer blow as Karim Benzema’s agent has insisted that his client is going nowhere this week.
Speculation had suggested that the Gunners could unveil their new striker before Monday night’s clash with Liverpool.
However, that now appears to be highly unlikely based on Karim Djaziri’s latest comments, which suggest that Benzema has no intention of leaving the Bernabeu.
“Karim is very happy at Real Madrid and he will be a Real Madrid player by the end of this transfer window, 1,000 per cent,” he said, as reported by Sky Sports.
“Karim is not looking to move anywhere this summer.”
Although Olivier Giroud bounced back from a disappointing opening game of the season against West Ham with a goal against Crystal Palace, it is felt by many that Arsene Wenger needs an alternative.
Benzema has been identified as the perfect option, but the French international doesn’t appear to be set to leave Real Madrid anytime soon according to his agent.
As a result, the Gunners will have to look elsewhere, or continue to hope that the situation changes in the Spanish capital in the coming days.